Modesto, California

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The Modesto Arch displays the city's motto: "Water Wealth Contentment Health."

Modesto (Spanish for "modest")[1] is the county seat and largest city in Stanislaus County, California, United States.[2] As of 2010, 201,165 people lived in Modesto.

Modesto is situated in the Central Valley. It is located on the Tuolumne River and near the Stanislaus River.

The nation's largest winery, E & J Gallo Winery, is located in Modesto.[3]

Modesto is the 18th largest city in California, and the 103rd largest city in the United States.

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Modesto has been honored as a Tree City USA many times.[4] However, Modesto was named one of the most polluted cities in the U.S. in 2010.[5]

Notable people[change | change source]

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  1. Historic Spots in California, Third Edition. Stanford University Press. p. 539. ISBN 978-0804740203.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Amelia Franzia Gallo; Wine Maker's Wife, 83". Obituary. The New York Times. December 25, 1993. Retrieved 2012-11-02. She began working as secretary and janitor in the fledgling Gallo family business shortly after Ernest and Julio Gallo started the E. & J. Gallo Winery in Modesto in 1933. Today, the company is the nation's largest winery, with more than a quarter of the American wine market.
  4. City of Modesto IT. "City of Modesto – Newsroom – Press Releases". modesto.ca.us. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. "List: Worst Cities For Ozone Pollution". Forbes.
  6. "Mark Spitz". www.jewishsports.net. Retrieved August 31, 2008.