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Morro Bay (population 10,000) is in San Luis Obispo County in the Central Coast region of California.

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  1. The first recorded Filipinos to visit America arrived at Morro Bay on October 18, 1587, from the Spanish galleon Nuestra SeƱora de Esperanza.
  2. The town of Morro Bay was founded by Franklin Riley in 1870 as a port for the export of dairy and ranch products.
  3. The town's most striking feature is Morro Rock, a 576 foot high volcanic plug, and which the town is named after.
  4. Morro Bay National Estuary is one of the largest and most important wetland systems on the central coast,.

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