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.
As a horse and owner recover from a hellish escape from a California wildfire, and infernos of this kind worsen, the question remains: Should Canada and the U.S. require sprinklers in barns?
CBC News. Sun, 20 Oct 2019 04:00:00 EDT.
California cops have announced the arrest of a 20-year-old woman who earned notoriety after killing her younger sister in drunk-driving crash that she was livestreaming at the time on social media.
Robert Gearty. Fox News. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 17:03:08 GMT.
PG&E is under fire for its management of last week's planned power outages that left about 800,000 customers in the dark. CEO Bill Johnson admits the company was ill-prepared for the operation.
Richard Gonzales. NPR. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 22:38:17 -0400.