- Admitted to statehood: September 9, 1850
- Origin of name: Originally started by the Spanish Conquistadors, (maybe
Cortes). It was the name of an imaginary island.
- Capital: Sacramento
- Nickname: "Golden State"
- Motto: "Eureka" meaning, "I've found it!"
- Bird: California Valley Quail
- Flower: Golden Poppy
- Song: "I love you California"
- Stone: Serpintine
- Tree: Redwood
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