San Clemente is located in the southern part of the state of California and a city in Orange County. It sits along midway of San Diego and Los Angeles along the Pacific Ocean. The area where the city lies was founded in 1925 by Ole Hanson, who developed and planned the real estate developer who called it "Spanish Village by the Sea." It was then named after the offshore San Clemente Island. The area was primarily residential and had gained prominence in 1969 when then-President Richard Nixon bought a property in the area that will become a White House summer house. One of the city's most popular attractions and cultural centers is the Casa Romantica. The city is also home to the San Clemente State Beach, and the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
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