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Tracy,city (1990 pop. 33,558), San Joaquin co., central Calif., in the San Joaquin valley; inc. 1910. It is a railroad junction in a cattle and dairying region. Grapes, sugar beets, grain, fruit, nuts, vegetables, and nursery products are grown, and there is food processing. Manufactures include furniture, chemicals, liquor, electronic equipment, and paper products. A pumping plant in Tracy is part of the Central Valley projectCentral Valley project,
central Calif., long-term general scheme for the utilization of the water of the Sacramento River basin in the north for the benefit of the farmlands of the San Joaquin Valley in the south, undertaken by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1935.
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Spencer. 1900--67, US film actor. His films include The Power and the Glory (1933), Captains Courageous (1937) and Boys' Town (1938), for both of which he won Oscars, Adam's Rib (1949), and Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)