Victorville

/vik"teuhr vil'/, n.
a city in SE California. 14,220.

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      city, San Bernardino county, southwestern California, U.S. Located nearly 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Los Angeles, it lies along the Mojave River in the Victor Valley at the edge of the Mojave Desert, just north of the San Bernardino Mountains. The settlement was founded in 1885 by the Santa Fe Railway. Originally named Victor for Jacob N. Victor, a railway official, the city changed its name (1901) because of confusion with the town of Victor, Colorado.

      Mining (granite and limestone) and cement and lime production are the city's basic economic activities, supplemented by agriculture (irrigated crops, poultry, and cattle), construction, and tourism. George Air Force Base, originally established in 1943, was decommissioned in 1992 and is now the Southern California Logistics Airport. Victorville and its backcountry have been used as settings for many western movies. A community college was established in the city in 1960. The San Bernardino County Fair is held annually in Victorville (May). Inc. 1962. Pop. (1990) 40,674; (2000) 64,029.

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