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ID: 2012741
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Modesto (inhabited place)  Modesto (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 120 59 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -120.9833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Tuolomne River in N San Joaquin Valley; named Modesto after railway magnate WC Ralston "modestly" declined to have town named after him; economy based on food-processing & light industry.

Names:
Modesto (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Stanislaus (county)  ................  Stanislaus (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Modesto (inhabited place)  ....................  Modesto (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  incorporated 1884
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1884
county seat (C)
agricultural center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Modesto..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 216
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6031932
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 216
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6031932
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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