San Luis Obispo
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San Luis Obispo(săn lo͞o`ĭs ōbĭs`pō), city (1990 pop. 41,958), seat of San Luis Obispo co., S Calif., near San Luis Obispo Bay; inc. 1856. Printing and publishing, machinery, medical goods, electronic equipment, computers and high technology, and tourism are important to the economy. In 1846, John FrémontFrémont, John Charles,
1813–90, American explorer, soldier, and political leader, b. Savannah, Ga. He taught mathematics to U.S. naval cadets, then became an assistant on a surveying expedition (1838–39) between the upper Mississippi River and the Missouri.
..... Click the link for more information. seized the city for the United States. To escape torrential rains he quartered in the Franciscan mission, San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (1772), which is now a state landmark. Many historic buildings are preserved in the mission plaza. The city is the seat of California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo. Los Padres National Forest lies to the east.
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