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San Joaquin

(Encyclopedia)San Joaquin săn wäkēnˈ [key], river, c.320 mi (510 km) long, rising in the Sierra Nevada, E Calif., and flowing W then N through the S Central Valley to form a large delta with the Sacramento Rive...

San Leandro

(Encyclopedia)San Leandro săn lēănˈdrō [key], city (1990 pop. 68,223), Alameda co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1872. Metal, wood, and paper products; chemicals; leather goods; foods and beverages; me...

Pezuela, Joaquín de la

(Encyclopedia)Pezuela, Joaquín de la hwäkēnˈ dā lä pāswāˈlä [key], d. 1830, Spanish general, viceroy of Peru (1816–21). During the South American wars of independence from Spain he fought against the in...

Tracy

(Encyclopedia)Tracy, city (1990 pop. 33,558), San Joaquin co., central Calif., in the San Joaquin valley; inc. 1910. It is a railroad junction in a cattle and dairying region. Grapes, sugar beets, grain, fruit, nut...

Crespo, Joaquín

(Encyclopedia)Crespo, Joaquín hwäkēnˈ krāsˈpō [key], 1841?–1898, president of Venezuela (1884–86, 1894–98). He served his first term under the dominance of Antonio Guzmán Blanco. In 1892 he led a revo...

Balaguer, Joaquín

(Encyclopedia)Balaguer, Joaquín (Joaquín Balaguer Ricardo) hwäkēnˈ bälägārˈ rēkärˈᵺō [key], 1907–2002, president of the Dominican Republic (1960–62, 1966–78, 1986–96). A lawyer by trade, he h...

Acosta, Joaquín

(Encyclopedia)Acosta, Joaquín hwäkēnˈ äkōˈstä [key], 1800–1852, Colombian historian and scientist. He served under Simón Bolívar in the revolution against Spanish rule and held various political positio...

Miller, Joaquin

(Encyclopedia)Miller, Joaquin wäkēnˈ [key], pseud. of Cincinnatus Heine (or Hiner) Miller, 1839?–1913, American poet, b. Liberty, Ind. In 1852 his family moved to frontier Oregon. He lived in gold-mining camps...

Murrieta, Joaquín

(Encyclopedia)Murrieta or Murieta, Joaquín hwäkēnˈ mo͞oryāˈtä [key], 1829?–1853, California bandit, b. Mexico. From 1849 to 1851 he mined in the California gold fields. After he and members of his family ...

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