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Stefan Turlock came all the way from Sweden last week to visit his namesake town. Stefan and his girlfriend, who were vacationing in California, spent an entire day getting to know Turlock. They strolled down Main Street, bought a few souvenirs at the Visitor’s Center and made friends with local firefighters. As far as he knows, Stefan and his family are the only Turlocks in the country of Sweden. His grandfather Elmer, who grew up in Turlock, changed his last name from Anderson to Turlock when he moved from the Central Valley to Sweden. Stefan was excited to see the town that inspired his grandfather so much that he changed his name.