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|Entered the Union: September 9, 1850 (31)||Capital: Sacramento|
|Origin of Name: probably derived from a popular Spanish novel published in 1510 which described a fictional island paradise named California -- Las Sergas de Esplandián, by Garcia Ordóñez de Montalvo.|
|State Nickname: Golden State||State Flower: Golden Poppy|
|State Motto: Eureka (I have found it)||State Bird: California Valley Quail|
|State Song: “I Love You, California”||State Tree: California Redwood|
|State Marine Animal: California Gray Whale||State Animal: Grizzly Bear|
|State Marine Fish: The Garibaldi||State Fish: Golden Trout|
|State Insect: The California dogface butterfly||State Gem: Benitoite|
|State Fossil: The sabre-tooth cat||State Rock: Serpentine|
|National Parks:10 • National Forests: 18 • State Parks & Beaches: 278|
|Famous for: National Parks, Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood Movie Industry, mountains, beaches|
|Famous Californians: Dave Brubeck (musician), Julia Child (chef), Joe DiMaggio (baseball), John Fremont (explorer), Robert Frost (poet), William Randolph Hearst (publisher), Anthony Kennedy (US Supreme Court), George S. Patton (General), John Muir (naturalist), Richard Nixon (President), Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford (actors), Junipero Serra (missionary), Jack London, Upton Sinclair (authors), John Steinbeck (author), Shirley Temple (actress & ambassador)|
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