t Facts About California Cities

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Facts About California Cities

Interesting facts about some of the cities and towns in California, from the California Travel and Tourism Commission.
  1. Beverly Hills is the only city to boast: no hospital, no cemetery, no billboards, and no telephone or power wires.

  2. The Beverly Hills zip code area is the richest per-capita area in the nation.

  3. Beverly Hills is the most filmed city in the world.

  4. California is home to more drive-in movie theater screens than any other state with 123 screens at 60 sites.

  5. Eureka is home to the world's tallest living Christmas tree, standing more than 125 feet in height.

  6. Hollywood is home of the world's largest outdoor amphitheater, the Hollywood Bowl.

  7. Modesto is home to the world's largest winery and the world's largest cannery, the E.J. Gallo Winery and the Tri-Valley Growers cannery.

  8. San Diego is home to the largest military complex in the world (165,000 active duty and civil service personnel).

  9. Riverside is home to California's first bicycle club.

  10. Humboldt County is home to the tallest totem pole in the U.S., measuring 160 feet in height.

  11. Bishop is home to the Mule Days Parade, the "longest" non-motorized parade in the world.

  12. Barstow is the last Main Street city with Route 66 still named Main Street.

  13. The O'Neil Company, inventor of the wetsuit and manufacturer of surfboards, is located in Santa Cruz.

  14. See also
    California City Guide
    Other Attractions in California
    California Travel Guide

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