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A city of central California south-southeast of Sacramento. Founded with the coming of the railroad in 1872, it grew as a processing and distribution center in the fertile San Joaquin Valley.


(Placename) a city in central California, in the San Joaquin Valley. Pop: 451 455 (2003 est)


(ˈfrɛz noʊ)

a city in central California. 396,011.
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Noun1.Fresno - a city in south central California in the San Joaquin ValleyFresno - a city in south central California in the San Joaquin Valley; center of an important agricultural area and gateway to the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
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Now, if you are well up in your London, you will know that the office of the company is in Fresno Street, which branches out of Upper Swandam Lane, where you found me to-night.
Filled with the most maddening doubts and fears, she rushed down the lane and, by rare good-fortune, met in Fresno Street a number of constables with an inspector, all on their way to their beat.
com)-- Two local business owners are set to host an elegant Adult Prom in Downtown Fresno to benefit the Downtown Fresno Foundation, a foundation by the Downtown Fresno Partnership.
Notes: questions relating to this quotation should be directed to the office of the purchasing manager, city of fresno, 2600 fresno st.
Provost grew up in Fresno in the 1960s and 1970s, and is now a journalist and author living on California's Central Coast.
Jim Sweeney, iconic head coach of Fresno State's football team for 19 seasons, has died at the age of 83.
Bradford was managing partner of the Fresno office for 15 years before retiring in 1982.
Every year for the past 19 years, Vance Walberg has become a student, taking a week off and visiting a different Division I college basketball program, hoping to pick up something new to take back with him to Fresno City College.
Just an hour from San Francisco, on the road to Fresno, a rancher has sheared a giant cross, and the words "Jesus Saves," into a grassy hillside.
Marcia joined the Fresno branch in 1966, and her WILPF work became the main focus of her political activity.
The bill is considered a response to the substantial fire that occurred in Fresno, Calif.

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