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Carson,city (1990 pop. 83,995), Los Angeles co., S Calif., an industrial and residential suburb of Los Angeles; inc. 1968. Oil refining is the major industry; fabricated metals, paper, and other products are manufactured. California State Univ. Dominguez Hills is there.
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1. Christopher, known as Kit Carson. 1809--68, US frontiersman, trapper, scout, and Indian agent
2. Edward Henry, Baron. 1854--1935, Anglo-Irish politician and lawyer; led northern Irish resistance to the British government's plan for home rule for Ireland
3. Rachel (Louise). 1907--64, US marine biologist and science writer; author of Silent Spring (1962)
4. Willie, full name William Hunter Fisher Carson. born 1942, Scottish jockey; retired in 1997
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