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  • William Fitch Cheney (1831 - 1879)
    The Weekly Butte Record, Saturday, October 11, 1879, pg 1 col 8: Death of Dr. Cheney. A dispatch from Dr. Shurtliff, Resident Physician of the Insane Asylum at Stockton, this morning, announces the d...
  • Francis Quarles Story (1845 - 1932)
    There is a brief biograhy of Francis in the memoirs of the NEHGR vol 86, page 449-450 that is very interesting. Paraphrasing part of it: He graduated from Waukesha High school at age 16, taught schoo...
  • Albert Joseph Wallace (1853 - 1939)
    Albert Joseph Wallace (February 11, 1853 – February 23, 1939) was a member of the Los Angeles, California, City Council in 1907–09 and lieutenant governor of California in 1910–14. Personal Walla...
  • Baxter Bell Berry, Esq. (1807 - 1891)
    DEATH OF B.B. BERRY, ESQ. Mr. B.B. Berry died at his home in this place Wednesday morning, Dec. 2, 1891 at 2 o’clock, after an illness of nearly eleven months, of paralysis. The funeral will take p...
  • William T. Jeter (1850 - 1930)
    William Thomas Jeter (October 19, 1850 – May 15, 1930) was an American Democratic politician. he served as the 21st Lieutenant Governor of California. He was born in Menard County, Illinois, the th...

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"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.


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  • Glenn
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  • Los Angeles
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  • Sutter
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
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