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Martinez(märtē`nəs), city (1990 pop. 31,808), seat of Contra Costa co., W Calif., on Carquinez Strait between San Pablo and Suisun bays, in a farm area; inc. 1884. Its major industry is petroleum refining. The home of the naturalist John MuirMuir, John,
1838–1914, American naturalist, b. Dunbar, Scotland, studied at the Univ. of Wisconsin. He came to the United States in 1849 and settled in California in 1868.
..... Click the link for more information. , which has been preserved as a national historic site, is in the city. A naval weapons station adjoins the city, and part of the Central Valley project is nearby.