Place:Wasco, Kern, California, United States

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NameWasco
TypeCity
Coordinates35.594°N 119.343°W
Located inKern, California, United States
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Wasco (formerly, Dewey and Deweyville)[1] is a city in the San Joaquin Valley, in Kern County, California, United States. Wasco is located northwest of Bakersfield, at an elevation of 328 feet (100 m).[2] The population was 25,545 at the 2010 census, up from 21,263 at the 2000 census.

Wasco is the headquarters of the Tejon Indian Tribe of California, a federally recognized tribe of Kitanemuk, Yokuts, and Chumash indigenous people of California.

History

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The name Dewey was in honor of Admiral George Dewey, a hero of the Spanish-American War.[1] The Deweyville post office opened in 1899, and changed its name to Wasco in 1900.[1]

The origin of the name Wasco is subject of two different theories: (1) That it was coined from Western American Sugar Company; and (2) that a resident from Wasco County, Oregon named it for that.[1]

Wasco is the site of the Fourth Home Extension Colony, founded in 1907 by the American Home Extension Association.[1]

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