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Hanford is an important commercial and cultural center in the south central San Joaquin Valley and is the county seat of Kings County, California. It is the principal city of the Hanford-Corcoran, California Metropolitan Statistical Area , which encompasses all of Kings County, including the cities of Hanford and Corcoran. The ZIP Code is 93230 . The city of Hanford is surrounded by communities that do not fall within the city limits but use the same zip code. These communities include Grangeville, Hardwick and Home Garden. The Hanford area was inhabited by the Tachi Yokut Indians for several thousand years prior to Euro-American contact. They occupied areas along watercourses such as creeks, springs and seep areas , along perennial and seasonal drainages, as well as flat ridges and terraces. Therefore, the areas along streams are considered likely locations for prehistoric cultural resources. Permanent villages were usually placed on an elevation above the seasonal flood levels. Surrounding areas were used for hunting and seed, acorn, and grass gathering. Hanford is named for James Madison Hanford, a railroad executive, after the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks were laid through a sheep camp in the year 1877. According to History of Kings County : "It was but a short step from sheep-camp to village and with the railroad as an attraction the village flourished and became a town within a few historic months." ...




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The City of Cincinnati, New Sustainability Coord. Ollie Kroner, will be telling of the New plans for the city. Very excited to listen to him. Come Help us raise money for MDA Cincinnati Summer Camp for kids; suggested donation $10. There will be drink specials, $11 buckets, vendors (10) galore & a few other surprises! Can't make it but wish to donate: http://bit.ly/MDA4SummerCampBenefit http://bit.ly/MDA4SummerCamp #mda4summercamp