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Lompoc (pronounced "Lom-poke") is in Santa Barbara County, California, USA. It is called the "City of Arts and Flowers". More than half the world's flower seeds are grown in the fields around Lompoc.

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  1. Lompoc's name was derived from a Chumash word "Lum Poc" that means "stagnant waters" or "lagoon." T
  2. Lompoc is known as thel "Flower Seed Capital of the World".
  3. Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures filmed at Mission La Purisima east of town, yo investigate claims of hauntings.
  4. Lompoc was the prison that George Clooney was supposed to be in, in the 1998 movie "Out of Sight".
  5. In the late 1960s, Quaker Oats had a marketing campaign that pitted two of its cereal mascots, Quisp and Quake, against each other in a race from Long Island, NY to Lompoc.

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