With a population of 211,156 people, Modesto, California is the 17th largest city in the state. The city is located in the Northern part of California, 92 miles from the San Francisco area, and 68 miles from the capitol city of Sacramento. The area is one of the largest farmlands in California, with production of milk, chickens, and cows being among the most popular forms of agriculture in the city. Modesto was founded in 1870 and was scheduled to be named after William C. Ralston, but he declined the offer and was called Muy Modesto, or very modest, by a Spanish railroad worker at the ceremony to name the city. Thus, Modesto was formed! The city of Modesto has many historical sites and landmarks that bring visitors from far and wide to the city. These sites bring great knowledge of the city and offer the chance to see some of the best Modesto has to offer. Most of these historical sites can be found in a Modesto, California Yellow Pages directory or Modesto, California Business Directory.
Each of these is available for viewing in print, or the old fashioned way, or via the Internet. Either method you choose, you will be able to quickly and easily located historical sites and other tourist attractions, as well as get an address and a telephone number of each of them. Sometimes you can also get a bit of brief information concerning the site or the attraction in the directories as well. Modesto has cool winters and very hot and dry summers. January is the coolest month in the state, averaging a temperature of 54 degrees most days. In the summers, many days of weather reaching over the 100 degree mark are not uncommon. The average temperature in the summer is 95 degrees, with July being the hottest month. Delta breezes can moderate some of that heat, though this usually offers no help until the evening hours, around 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Most of the rainfall the city receives occurs in the winter months, with an average of 12.4 inches of precipitation during the winter months.
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