Spanish and English explorers visited what is now the California coastline during the mid-16th century, but the first colony, a San Diego mission, did not take root until 1769. Christian missionaries eventually extended these missions up the coast as far as Somona. The United States gained control of California in 1847, after the Mexican-American War.
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California is the third largest state in the US. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, and Mexico to the south. Visitors can view several maps of California.
Learn about rural, suburban, and urban real estate markets in California. Real estate agents, buyers, and sellers will appreciate the California real estate resources on this page.
This California map page comprises a detailed, scalable road map of California, as well as Interstate highway routes, scenic road information, and state highway department links.
Eschscholzia californica, or the California poppy, is the California state flower and comes in a variety of colors. It is often found growing wild throughout the state.
When one thinks of the hottest surfing spots, the West Coast of the USA often comes to mind, specifically California. And California has some of the best surf shops in the country as well.
This is a scenic view of the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, California. The pier is a hotspot for photographers and people watchers alike, with access to fishing and a retro diner-style restaurant at the end.
Nevada is the 7th largest USA state, bordered by Utah, California, Idaho, Arizona, and Oregon. Visit this site to learn more and find printable road, topographical, relief and regional maps of Nevada.
Oregon is the 10th largest state in the USA, bordered by Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada, and the Pacific Ocean. Visit this site to learn more about Oregon and view the printable Oregon maps.
Picture of a surf shop in southern California. Surfing is a favorite form of recreation for many people who love the ocean. Surf shops cater to amateur surfers as well as avid, professional surfers.
A firefighter is killed while battling a mammoth California bushfire, as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes.
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California Locator Map
Doerper, John. Coastal California. Oakland, CA. Compass American Guides. 2000.
Jensen, Amy, et al. California. New York, NY. DK Publishing. 2003.