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Sunshine, Palms and Interesting Facts About California!

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Burcu KAYMAK
Burcu KAYMAK
28/02/2016
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Welcome the Golden State! Today we will learn something probably not to know about one of the beautiful state California. Are you ready to California Dreaming? Let’s explore then!

Ps. While you are reading this, maybe you want to enjoy the legendary The Mamas& Papas:

The sunshine state actually known as a Grizzly Bear State, California joined the US after ended Mexican-American war in 1848. After United States pay $15 million for damages of war, Mexico renounced California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and parts of Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. In this way this beautiful state became a part of US in 1850.

Cali Republic

Cali Republic

Before California became a part of the United States, for a short time rebel power against Mexico declared California Republic which only lasted for 26 days then the unrecognized republic seized from American Army.

The long lasting light bulb is still burning in California named Centennial Light which is preserved from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and fire department claims that this lightbulb is burning through 115 years.

the lightbulb

the lightbulb

The state is usually known as  The Land of Milk and Honey, The El Dorado State, The Golden State, and The Grape State. The most used one is Golden State for a reason. According to the State Museum: “California’s modern development can be traced back to the discovery of gold in 1848 and fields of golden poppies can be seen each spring”

The world’s largest landlocked harbor is San Francisco Bay.

Golden gate

Golden gate

If California is a separate nation,  It would be has 8th largest economy in the world depends on 2011 statistics.

World’s largest tree discovered in remote forest in California. This redwood tree Hyperion standing at 115 meter at the General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park.

barbie

barbie

The first motion picture theater the Electric Theater opened in Los Angeles on April 2, 1902. Also fortune cookies, Disneyland, blue jeans, Barbie Dolls and Apple also invented in California.

Electric Theater

Electric Theater

California is most populous state of United States. Besides, only Texas and Alaska has more land from California in United States.

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