California was the 31st state in the USA; it was admitted on September 9, 1850.
State Abbreviation - CA
State Capital - Sacramento
Other Notable Cities - Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco
Area - 163,707 square miles [California is the 3rd biggest state in the USA - only Alaska and Texas are bigger]
Population - 33,871,648 (as of 2000) [California is the most populous state in the USA]
Major Industries - agriculture (many, many products), oil, mining, electronics, movie making/entertainment, and tourism
Presidential Birthplace - Richard Milhous Nixon was born in Yorba Linda on January 9, 1913 (he was the 37th US President, serving from 1969 to 1974).
Main Rivers - Sacramento River, Colorado River, San Joaquin River
Highest Point - Mt. Whitney, 14,495 feet (4,418 m) above sea level
Lowest Point - Death Valley, 282 feet (86 m) below sea level [this is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere]
Bordering States - Oregon, Nevada, Arizona
Bordering Country - Mexico
Bordering Body of Water - Pacific Ocean
Origin of the Name California - The name California comes from a mythical Spanish island ruled by a queen called Califia that was featured in a Spanish romance ("Las Sergas de Esplandian") written by Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo in 1510. The Spanish explorers originally thought that California was an island.
State Nickname - The Golden State
State Motto - Eureka (I have found it)
State Song - "I Love You, California"
California State Symbols and Emblems:
The official state flag of California, called the Bear Flag, was first used on June 14, 1846, but was not officially adopted until 1911. It was designed by William Todd. The flag pictures a grizzly bear and a star. The first Californian flag was quickly made by a group of American settlers who had just captured the town of Sonoma (from Mexico) and needed a flag to replace the Mexican banner.
California valley quail
State Marine Mammal
California dog-face butterfly
State Marine Fish
Redwood - Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and Giant redwood (S. gigantea)
The redwood is the tallest tree, growing up to 370 feet (113 m) tall and living for over a thousand years. One redwood in California is 2,200 years old. The roots of this giant conifer are shallow, but spread sideways up to 250 feet (75 meters) from the trunk. The bark is deeply-furrowed, fibrous, thick [up to about 1 foot (30.5 cm) thick] and lacks resin. There are many species of redwood. State Grass
Purple Needlegrass (Nassella pulchra)
Smilodon fatalis (sabertooth tiger)
California: Label Me! Printout
Label the major features of California.
California: Map/Quiz Printout
Answer geography questions about California using the map on this quiz.
California: Outline Map Printout
An outline map of California to print.
California Flag Printout/Quiz
Answer questions on California's flag.
Large Coloring Printable
A large black-and-white printable of the flag of California.
USA Map: Find Your State
Find and label your state in the USA, and label other important geography.
USA Map: Where I Live
Write your country, state, and city, and then find and label your state (and a few other geographical features).
Read about Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911- June 5, 2004), the 40th President of the United States of America; he also served as the Governor of
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Rancho La Cresta
Horse boarding in Murrieta, Southern California. Close to Los Angeles, Orange County & San Diego, we are Located in La Cresta, Murrieta, California, Surrounded by wide open spaces and the tranquil Santa Rosa Plateau with horse trails, our unique geographic location welcomes you. Small private facility, 12 x 12 barn stalls or outside pastures with auto water, wash rack and small arena. Small gated private first class facility, Also over night boarding with space for trailer parking.
This horse farm and boarding stable services: Temecula, California
Showcase Horse Center
17 Acre Boarding Stable for all breeds. 10 years in business. Short and long term boarding accepted. Showing, training, lessons and horses for sale. Owner specializes in Quarter Horses.
This horse farm and boarding stable services: Escondido, California
Westwind Community Barn
Westwind Community Barn in Los Altos Hills offers boarding, two arenas, miles of trails, school horses, handicapped riding and Pony Club. A community barn owned by the Town of Los Altos Hills.
This horse farm and boarding stable services: Los Altos, California
Los Lagos Equestrian
Los Lagos Equestrian is a full service Hunter/Jumper Training and Show barn specializing in Hunter/Jumper Training, Sales, Leases, Consignments & Boarding. A beautiful full service facility and many high quality Sport Horses for sale.
Providing, quality, full care horse boarding in Davis, CA. Within biking distance of University of California, Davis Minutes from the Vet Med Teaching Hospital (layups welcome)
This horse farm and boarding stable services: Davis, California
Superior Quarter Horses
Boarding, training, lessons, arena rentals, 2 rental units for the 2 legged people type!! Beautiful facility in Clements, California just off Highway 12. Overnights, layovers, bale and breakfast, we have it and is peaceful and quiet. Full board available, with turnout, blanketing, lights, indoor arena, etc....full care. Safety and experience are key! Call for more details on both horse boarding and our rental units available for a package with horses....
This horse farm and boarding stable services: Lodi, California
A.Rose Horse Stables
This horse farm and boarding stable services: Bakersfield, California
Camarillo Springs Ranch
Camarillo Springs, 1000 Ac. ranch, Private trails, arenas, round pens, schooling field, 24 x 24 pens, community pastures. Boarding, training, lay ups, retirement. Family owned, family friendly. 805-383-3633
This horse farm and boarding stable services: Camarillo, California
Ride Your Horse! Therapeutic Riding Program
Ride Your Horse Therapeutic Riding Program offers quality therapeutic riding lessons and other equine assisted activities to individuals with disabilities. Ages 3 years old to adult are able to particapte in a unique program working directly with horses to gain phyical,cognitive,social,emotional benefits. Through the warmth of a horse we are able to inspire growth.
Little Wing Stables
Full Care Boarding Stables for Riding Pleasure, Medical lay up, Limanitic and Founder WALNUT CREEK 2 SACRAMENTO Here at Little Wing our primary FOCUS is to assure the well being and “contentment” of each horse with a concentration on balanced nutrition all of which is an important part of our philosophy. We are dedicated to making sure each and every horse gets personal attention and excellence in care & nutrition. . At Little wing your horse's health and safety comes first.
This horse farm and boarding stable services: Vacaville, California
We are a sixty acre, quality horse boarding facility located on the Central Coast of California. We operate an excellent care facility. Our staff is knowledgeable and passionate about our animals. Each horse’s best interest is always paramount. All disciplines of riders and horse owners are welcome. We can also help you care for lay up and retirement horses.
This horse farm and boarding stable services: San Luis Obispo, California
Here is a wonderful place to pack up your bags and head out west for great weather, sites, people, Horse back riding, shopping and much more. This is a small 2 bedroom, 1 Bathroom shower only, small office, house for rent. Completely furnished. Bring your own horse and enjoy miles of new trails right outside the door.
This horse farm and boarding stable services: Santa Clarita, California
Coming in the spring/summer of 2007 we will offer a full boarding/training facility specializing in Draft Horses, however light horses are welcome. We will offer a safe and secure facility on 20 ac featuring too many amenities to list. Stallions are welcome, lay-ups, sale & show fitting available and foaling services available. We run a CLEAN facility. Visit our website for more information.
This horse farm and boarding stable services: Temecula, California
Rose Bowl Riders
Rose Bowl Riders is a volunteer operated, non-profit, 12 acre, full service equestrian facility located in Pasadena, CA.
This horse farm and boarding stable services: Pasadena, California