Eastern Mojave Vegetation San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California.
 
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See also: Port San Luis.

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San Luis Obispo was founded as the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in 1772 by Father Junípero Serra. The mission was named after Saint Louis, a 13th Century Bishop of Toulouse, France. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was the fifth mission in the California chain of 21 missions along El Camino Real. The closest mission to the south is La Purisima Concepcion, while the closest mission to the north is San Miguel Arcangel.

The City of San Luis Obispo serves as the commercial and cultural hub of California’s Central Coast, as well as being the county seat of San Luis Obispo County. One of California’s oldest communities, the city was was first incorporated in 1856. With a population of 44,000, the City is located eight miles from the Pacific Ocean and is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles at the junction of Highway 101 and scenic Highway 1. A well-known state university and my alma mater, California Polytechnic State University, is located on the north edge of town.

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Date and time this article was prepared:10:46:48 AM, 12/29/2018.