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Modesto and its History
 

Garden Club Modesto is home to the largest garden club in California, with over 700 members helping to make Modesto a more beautiful place to live.
Public Art There are over 20 public art displays in Modesto with 14 of them located in the downtown area.
Landscape In 2002, Modesto received the international 'Enhancement of the Landscape' award for its flower clock, located downtown.
Trees The City maintains thousands of trees, in fact, it is estimated that there is one tree for every two people in Modesto and that's not including all the privately maintained trees.
MJC Modesto Junior College was the first Junior College in California.
The Modesto arch, located at 9th and I Street, was built in 1912.  

More Interesting Facts

The Central Valley consists of 18 counties:
  • Butte
  • Colusa
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Madera
  • Merced
  • San Joaquin
  • Placer
  • Sacramento
  • Shasta
  • Sutter
  • Tehama
  • Tulare
  • Yolo
  • Yuba 
  • Stanislaus

 

 
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