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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: Richard Nixon (President), Dave Brubeck (Musician), Julia Child (Chef), Joe DiMaggio (Baseball), John Fremont (Explorer), Robert Frost (Poet), William Randolph Hearst (Publisher), Anthony Kennedy (US Supreme Court Justice), George S. Patton (WWII Army General), John Muir (Naturalist), Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford (Actors), Junipero Serra (Missionary), Jack London, Upton Sinclair, John Steinbeck (Authors), Shirley Temple (Actress & Ambassador)


Apple Valley

Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, Apple Valley

Big River

The Town of Big River

Big River RV Park

Big River RV Park Animal Life

Big River RV Park Dirt Bank

Colorado River As Seen From Big River RV Park

The "Christmas Star" 2020 As Seen From Big River

Trip From Big River, California To Bullhead City, Arizona


General George S. Patton Memorial Museum

Havasu Landing Resort Bass Fishing Derby 2017

Havasu Landing Beach Erosion

Havasu Landing Resort Birds 2017

Havasu Landing Resort Boat Races 2018

Lake Havasu Boat Fire Febuary 02, 2020

Havasu Landing Controlled Burn

Havasu Landing ATV Desert Poker Run 2018

Havasu Landing Ferry January 2020 (Page 1)

Havasu Landing Ferry January 2020

Havasu Landing Light House Beach

Havasu Landing New Casino

Havasu Landing Old Marina

Havasu Landing Montage

Havasu Landing Panoramic View March 2020

Havasu Landing Retaining Wall Collapse

Havasu Landing Site #105 2017

Havasu Landing Spacious Skies

Havasu Landing Storms 2019

Sunrise / Sunset At Havasu Landing Resort & Casino

Havasu Landing Tree Trimming 2017

Havasu Landing Views

Havasu Landing Wind Storms 2017

New Year's Day 2020 Plunge into Lake Havasu

Trip from Laughlin, NV To Havasu Landing Resort

Joshua Tree National Park

Mecca Beach, Salton Sea

San Andreas Fault, San Bernardino

Trip from Susanville, California to Carson City, Nevada


Mount San Antonio, Victorville

Route 66 Museum, Victorville


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