Fresno, California

The County of Fresno was formed in 1856. It was named for Fresno Creek, which in turn was named for the abundant mountain ash trees lining the stream. Fresno is the Spanish word for ash tree. The county was much larger than it is today, comprising its current area plus all of what became Madera County and parts of what are now San Benito, Tulare, Kings, Inyo, and Mono counties.

things to do in Fresno:

Fresno Metropolitan Museum
Arte Américas
Fresno Art Museum
Fresno Grand Opera
Fresno Philharmonic
Arts Council’s monthly Art Hop
Save Mart Center
Forestiere Underground Gardens

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