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El Paso de Robles

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El Paso de Robles is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. The population was 24,297 at the 2000 census. A resort city located on the Salinas River north of San Luis Obispo, California, it is known for its hot springs, and for playing host to the California Mid-State Fair. In English, the name means Oak Pass or The Pass of the Oaks. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 44.9 square kilometers, all land.
Paso Robles is located in a Californian chaparral environment, which is mainly dry grassland and oak woodland. In summer, the temperature may heat up to as much as 115° F, while winters are usually cool and moist.
The area was originally part of a 25,000 acre Spanish land grant that was purchased by James and Daniel Blackburn in 1857. The land was a rest-stop for travelers of the Camino Real trail, and was known for its mineral hot springs. In fact, Franciscan priests from neighboring Mission San Miguel constructed the first mineral baths in the area. During this period, Paso Robles began to attract the pioneer settlers who would become the founding members of the community. They would later establish cattle ranches, apple and almond orchards, dairy farms, and vineyards.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.8 percent under the age of 18, 10.5 percent from 18 to 24, 27.7 percent from 25 to 44, 18.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 13.4 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.
Paso Robles is also known as the city of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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