The city of Fresno is located in central California, 184 miles southeast of San Francisco and 222 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Fresno station for the Central Pacific Railroad was built in 1872. The city got its Spanish name for the ash trees that the early explorers found in the area.
Fresno is a leading agribusiness hub, with 250 different crops. Its earning figures in the tune of $3 billion a year. Fresno County's top agricultural products are grapes, cotton, tomatoes, cattle and calves, and turkeys.
The city is also a distribution and manufacturing center. Its various industries include farm equipment, canned fruit and vegetables, clothing, computer software, electric wire, pumps, glass, plastic products and agricultural chemicals.