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California

The Land of Golden Opportunities

California provides many opportunitiesfor families and adventurers alike to have agood time. Surfers from around the worldare attracted to California’s many beaches.Skier's can take advantage of the worldclassslopes. Hikers can enjoy the ruggedterrain of the John Muir trail or one of themany trails that can be found in the statesmountains. Other sports and activitiesinclude: golfing, boating, cross-countryskiing, wind-surfing, and extreme sports.California also boasts some of the bestwine country in the nation. In fact,California produces nearly 300,000 tons ofgrapes to support the wine industry.A visit to one of California’s missions willhelp you to experience California’s richhistory and diverse culture.Amusement parks like Disneyland, SixFlags’ Magic Mountain, Knotts Berry Farm,and Universal Studios all provide hours offun. Other parks include Marine World, theSan Diego Zoo

Major cities include: Los Angeles,San Francisco, San Diego, andSacramento.California supports twenty-oneprofessional teams including: theLos Angeles Lakers, San DiegoChargers, Oakland Raiders, SanFrancisco Forty-Niners, SanFrancisco Giants, and the LosAngeles Dodgers.

California provides many opportunitiesfor families and adventurers alike to have agood time. Surfers from around the worldare attracted to California’s many beaches.Skier's can take advantage of the worldclassslopes. Hikers can enjoy the ruggedterrain of the John Muir trail or one of themany trails that can be found in the statesmountains. Other sports and activitiesinclude: golfing, boating, cross-countryskiing, wind-surfing, and extreme sports.California also boasts some of the bestwine country in the nation. In fact,California produces nearly 300,000 tons ofgrapes to support the wine industry.A visit to one of California’s missions willhelp you to experience California’s richhistory and diverse culture.Amusement parks like Disneyland, SixFlags’ Magic Mountain, Knotts Berry Farm,and Universal Studios all provide hours offun. Other parks include Marine World, theSan Diego Zoo and the San Diego WildAnimal Park.

The first settlers to arrive in California after the Native Americans were Spanish, and later Mexican. Russia had some small settllements for the purpose of whaling and fur trapping in Northern California, but Russia didn't attempt to colonize the area except in very isolated areas. Spanish priests were sent to California to convert the Indians to Christianiity. Spain hoped to make the California native population into good Spaniards, loyal to Spain.Prior to the Gold Rush, settlers very slowly filtered into California until 1848 when gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill. Suddenly, people from all over the world looking to strike it rich flooded through San Francisco. They traveled up the Sacramento River to the gold fields. The Gold Rush was devastating to the Native Americans in the area and depleted many natural resources. What is now San Francisco was once a redwood forest. Whole native tribes were scattered or destroyed. In some area there were bounties on Indians. The California tribes still have arich culture and heritage, but the nineteenth century was a period of great loss for all native tribes in the area.It was this discovery of gold that encouraged California's statehood. On September 9, 1850, President Fillmore officially made California the thirty-first state.

The Golden Poppy, which grows in the wild throughout California, was designated official flower in 1903. The California Quail, known for its hardiness and adaptability became the official state bird in 1931. California Redwoods are found only on the Pacific coast. In 1937 Claifornia made it the state tree. Less than 75 years after the discovery of gold, eveyr grizzly bear in the state had been tracked down and killed. It was designated the state animal in 1953.

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Sutter's Mill


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  • Sohid 9 years ago

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    CALIFORNIA YEAH