By: Brooke Overfelt

History of California

California was sighted by Spanish navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542, at San Diego. But it was not established until 1769. California became a U.S. territory in 1847 when Mexico surrendered it to John C. Frémont. California is the third largest state in the U.S . California's nick name is The Golden State. They got this nick name is because from the naming of the state in the 16th century to the California Gold Rush of 1848.

Facts about California

California's capital is Sacramento. California's biggest city is Los Angeles (L.A) . California's area is 163,696 sq miles (423,970 km²). The population of California is 38.80 million. Their resident name is Californians.

California's largest city , L.A

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California's flag.

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Califronia's flag

Historic Bear Flag raised at Sonoma on June 14, 1846, by a group of American settlers in revolt against Mexican rule. The California flag was designed by William Todd on a piece of new unbleached cotton. The bears represented how many bears were seen in state. The star represented the lone star of Texas.

State symbols

California's state bird is the California quail. California poppy is the states flower. California's motto is Eureka. California's state song is I Love You California. The California tree is called Coast redwood.

The California quail

The California quail, also known as the California valley quail or valley quail, is a small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family
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The California Poppy flower

Eschscholzia californica is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae, native to the United States and Mexico, and the official state flower of California
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Eureka is California's motto.

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I Love You California

The California's state song was made in 1913 by Francis Beatty Silverwood.
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Coast redwood.

Coast redwood is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae.
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California's location.

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California's regions

1. The Coast

2. The Deserts

3.Central Valley

4.The Mountains

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Bordering states

California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, Arizona to the southeast, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south.
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California's famous people

A lot of famous people live in California.
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