California History

P1050608California has a unique history. It has changed hands and governments many times in its past and has a rich cultural heritage. Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and American influences are the major civilianization streams in California’s past, but there are also contributions from many other cultures too.

The resources found on this page were collected and designed specifically to enhance the study of California state history, and I hope you’ll enjoy the golden heritage of our state.


California History Booklist

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Gazette665 Posts:

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Juan Cabrillo

CA History ‘Round The Town: De Anza

CA History ‘Round The Town: De Portola

My 5 Favorite California Missions

CA History ‘Round The Town: Jedidiah Smith

CA History ‘Round The Town: General Kearny

My 5 Favorite Places to Learn About The Gold Rush

CA History ‘Round The Town: Butterfield Stage

5 Things You Should Know About 19th California’s Maritime History

6 Historic Sites Near Los Angeles That You Need To Visit