Pueblo de las Juntas, California
Pueblo de las Juntas (also La Juntas and Fresno) was a former settlement in Fresno County, California situated at the confluence of the San Joaquin River and Fresno Slough, 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Mendota,
Pueblo de las Juntas was one of the first places settled by Spaniards in San Joaquin Valley in 1810. The name las Juntas (Spanish: the junctions), a reference to the location at the confluence of two streams. The name fresno (Spanish: ash tree) commemorates two large ash trees growing on the riverbank at the site. It was connected to the coast settlements via a route west along Panoche Creek to Panoche Pass in the Diablo Range, to Tres Pinos and northwest to Mission San Juan Bautista and west to Monterey. It was also a place on the eastern route of El Camino Viejo.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pueblo de las Juntas, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1070. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
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