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  • "Doctor" John Marsh (1799 - 1856)
    ) "Doctor" John Marsh was born in 1799 in South Danvers, Massachusetts and died in Pacheco, California in 1856. He was an early pioneer and settler in California, and although he did not have a medic...
  • Eliza M. Sikes (1834 - 1913)
    Obituary from The San Diego Union, San Diego, California, Friday, July 25, 1913: "Pioneer Dies At Escondido - Mrs. Eliza M. Sikes, Aged 79, Resident of San Diego County Since 1881 - Mrs. Eliza M. S...
  • Edmond C. Hinde (1830 - 1909)
    Edmund C. Hinde (April 6, 1830 – December 20, 1909) was a gold miner and laborer. His life was at times extremely difficult and filled with various hardships due to his career as a gold prospe...
  • Earl Rogers (1869 - 1922)
    Earl Rogers (November 18, 1869 – February 22, 1922) was an American trial lawyer. One of the most famous criminal defense lawyers of his day. His flamboyant courtroom antics and memory for d...
  • Clark Kerr (1911 - 2003)
    Clark Kerr (May 17, 1911 – December 1, 2003) was an American professor of economics and academic administrator. He was the first chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, and twelf...

CALIFORNIA

"The Golden State"

California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third most extensive (after Alaska and Texas). It is home to the nation's second- and sixth-largest census statistical areas (Los Angeles Metropolitan Area and San Francisco Bay Area), and eight of the nation's fifty most populated cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach and Oakland). The capital city is Sacramento.

Although California was sighted by Spanish navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542, its first Spanish mission (at San Diego) was not established until 1769. California became a U.S. territory in 1847 when Mexico surrendered it to John C. Frémont. On Jan. 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill, starting the California Gold Rush and bringing settlers to the state in large numbers. California was admitted to the Union on September 9, 1850 as the 31st State.

COUNTIES

  • Alameda
  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Del Norte
  • El Dorado
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Imperial
  • Inyo
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Lake
  • Lassen
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Marin
  • Mariposa
  • Mendocino
  • Merced
  • Modoc
  • Mono
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Orange
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Benito
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Joaquin
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Siskiyou
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Sutter
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Tulare
  • Tuolumne
  • Ventura
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

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