Plaster City, California

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Coordinates: 32°47′33″N 115°51′31″W / 32.79250°N 115.85861°W / 32.79250; -115.85861

Plaster City
Unincorporated community
Plaster City is located in California
Plaster City
Plaster City
Location in California
Coordinates: 32°47′33″N 115°51′31″W / 32.79250°N 115.85861°W / 32.79250; -115.85861
Country United States
State California
County Imperial County
Elevation[1] 105 ft (32 m)

Plaster City is an unincorporated community in Imperial County in the U.S. state of California.[1] It is located 17 miles (27 km) west of El Centro,[2] at an elevation of 105 feet (32 m).[1]

United States Gypsum operates a large gypsum quarry and plant there and owns the town.[2]

Plaster City is located at 32°47′33″N 115°51′31″W / 32.79250°N 115.85861°W / 32.79250; -115.85861 west of El Centro, California.

The first post office at Plaster City opened in 1924.[2]

The ZIP Code is 92251. The community is inside area code 760.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Plaster City is located in the 40th Senate District, represented by Democrat Denise Moreno Ducheny, and in the 80th Assembly District, represented by Republican Bonnie Garcia. Federally, Plaster City is located in California's 51st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +7[3] and is represented by Democrat Juan Vargas.

Publicity and Media[edit]

In the 1963 film, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Ethel Merman's character is heard talking on a phone to her son, saying that she was "in some place called Plaster City."

Plaster City was briefly, in 1993, the locale of the fully restored Eureka Locomotive, one of the last narrow gauge steam locomotives from the height of railroad development in the West.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Plaster City, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2007-10-20.