Which city is the birthplace of the popular dance form, 'popping'? Which is the California's largest inland city? Which city is the home of Temple Beth Israel, an old synagogue? Well, the answer to all these interesting questions is one, i.e., Fresno. Fresno is a land with a treasure of many such great secrets locked in its store. This article is put forth for you as a key to that treasure. Let's unearth those jaw-dropping facts and secrets.
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- Fresno is the fifth largest city in California.
- Fresno is situated halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
- Central Pacific Railroad Company laid the foundation of Fresno in 1872.
- The Spanish meaning of "Fresno" is "Ash Tree". More interestingly, the symbol ash tree is etched on the city's flag.
- Each spring, Fresno hosts the America's most famous antique car show, The Conours D’Elegance at the University of California in Fresno’s campus.
- The commercial, trade, financial, and industrial capital in the Central San Joaquin Valley is none other than Fresno.
- Fresno is considered California's one of the fastest growing cities.
- The average annual rainfall of the city is 9.86 inches.
- Fresno is the largest US city that is not connected with the interstate highway, Hwy 99.
- Temple Beth Israel is famed as Fresno's first synagogue. It was founded in 1909.
- "Popping," the famous dance form, was discovered and evolved in Fresno.
- Fresno is fondly called "Raisin-Capital of the World" as the raisin industry started its journey from the city itself.
- Fresno is revered as the number one place for agriculture in US.
- The 109-ft tall, Fresno Water Tower is the oldest surviving building in the city.
- Fresno has mayor-council type of government.
- Fresno was incorporated in 1885.
- The citizens of Fresno are known as "Fresnans".
- In 1929, the original Saint Agnes Hospital was built in downtown Fresno. It was Fresno's first hospital which introduced balloon angioplasty.