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A city of central California in the northern San Joaquin Valley southeast of Stockton. Founded by the Central Pacific Railroad in 1870, it grew as an agricultural center.


(məˈdɛs toʊ)

a city in central California. 178,559.
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Two sisters, Tecla and Modesta de Basagoiti, born in Ryton, Durham, on September 23, 1852 and June 15, 1854, respectively, whose parents were Bernabe and Maria Antonio (nee de Goti).
Mrs Levy, speaking outside her home in Modesta, California, said: "Chandra was a very private person and, I would say, a bright lady.
WORCESTER Modesta Vasquez, 88, passed away on Saturday, August 23rd in the Radius Healthcare Center-Worcester.
Dooie Dancer (Willie Ryan) moved on nicely ahead of Kabis Amigos (Frank Conlon) and Stage Left showed she is getting her act together as she worked alongside Modesta.