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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- Doerper, John. Coastal California. Oakland, CA. Compass American Guides. 2000.
- Jensen, Amy, et al. California. New York, NY. DK Publishing. 2003.
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