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Did You Know?Did You Know? - Browsing "California"

In the early days of California, the official seat of government was Loreto, in Lower California, and both Alta and ... [Read more]

A list of California governors from 1769 to the present.

Governors of California when California belonged to Spain, 1767 - ... [Read more]

The honorary title of Poet Laureate was first used in England in the 1600s. "Laureate" refers to the ancient Greek ... [Read more]

The Bear Flag is the State Flag of California. The original Bear Flag was raised at Sonoma on June 14, ... [Read more]

Prior to 1861 the Secretary of State was the ex officio State Librarian. By an act approved March 8, 1861, ... [Read more]

General Information

State Capital: Sacramento
Date California Admitted as a State: September 9, 1850
State Motto: "Eureka" (Greek for "I ... [Read more]

State Animal: California Grizzly
State Bird: California Quail
State Color: Blue & Gold
State Dance: West Coast Swing
State Fife ... [Read more]

The geographic center of California lies in Madera County, in the Central Valley.

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The Great Seal, the earliest California symbol, was adopted by the Constitutional Convention on October 2, 1849. It was designed ... [Read more]

A total of 513 legal executions have taken place in California since 1893. Four of the executed were women.

1851 ... [Read more]

E Clampus Vitus is a men-only organization which flourished in the California mining camps during the Gold Rush days. After ... [Read more]

Driving across the Junipero Serra Freeway (I-280), the huge statue of a man pointing across the freeway is that of ... [Read more]

The Filoli estate, located in Woodside California, is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Filoli was the ... [Read more]

The agency that oversees California's HMO's is the Department of Managed Health Care. It regulates and licenses Health Maintenance Organizations ... [Read more]

In 1933, in San Jose, California, a young man named Brooke Hart was abducted while leaving his father's department store.

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The New Almaden Quicksilver mines were located in Santa Clara County, a few miles south of San Jose. The New ... [Read more]

The Caltrans website gives road and highway conditions around the state plus links to state departments of transportation across ... [Read more]

The signers of the original California Constitution were the 48 delegates to the constitutional convention. The convention met from September ... [Read more]

Except where prohibited by state law, Universal Life Church ministers can perform weddings, funerals, baptisms and other functions of the ... [Read more]