California History and Culture - State Symbols
Here's where you find all that information for that state report, like state bird or flower.
A major collection of documents from and about California's rich history. The documents range from books, maps, newspapers, and periodicals, to pictorial materials (including daguerreotypes, lithographs, stereographs, and paintings) and ephemera (such as posters, programs, pamphlets, and sheet music).
Lovely California Historical Society website includes geographic
information, California natives, early explorers, to modern times.
Site where you can find interesting facts such as - One out of
every eight United States residents lives in California.
California Regional Map
(500k jpg) | Small
(80k jpg) -- Perfect for that 4th grade California history report.
California History: An Overview
California's history is so romantic and filled with legend that
it is fitting that the region was named for a fictional island
peopled by pagan Amazons.
Publishing books about California history, culture, and literature.
Valley History Online
You will find photographs, maps, letters, postcards, manuscripts,
scrapbooks, menus, programs from events, and many other materials
from local libraries, archives, and museums.
Clara County Historical Landmarks
My mother used to call these hunks of stone with metal plaques
"Hysterical Landmarks" because so often there is nothing
left at the site but the stone! But you'll find one at the garage
where H-P got started and where Noyce invented his first semiconductor.
None in Milpitas...hmmmm.
On June 27, 1542, an explorer under Spanish command, named Juan
Rodríguez Cabrillo, left the port of Navidad on the Pacific
Coast of what is now Mexico and headed north.
Bautista de Anza
Juan Bautista de Anza was the first European to establish an
overland route from Mexico, through the Sonoran Desert, to the
Pacific coast of California. New World Spanish explorers had
been seeking such a route through the Desert Southwest for more
than two centuries.
A tribute to the individuals who have served as chief executive
of the State of California from 1849 to present.
Russia's Great Voyages
More than two hundred years ago, Russian naturalists, ethnographers,
astronomers, cartographers, geographers and artists first described
the west coast of America to the rest of the world.
The British explorer, Sir Francis Drake, sailed up the coast
of California in 1579. Could he have discovered Milpitas?