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Social Studies Fact Cards: California Edition

Fact Cards are quick reference resources for students grades 4 through 8. For the past ten years, printed Fact Cards have been used extensively in California elementary and middle schools. Now this information is available online!

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The English Russian River

"In the 19th century, Russian settlers along the coast north of San Francisco turned the Indian name of the chief river along the coast, Shabaiki, into Slavianka, "little Slav woman," & then into Slavyanskaya, "Slavic" -- which Americans turned into...the Russian River.
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