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  • Anza, Juan Bautista de (1736-1788)@
  • Donner Party@
    Learn about Donner Party, the group of American settlers who, in the 1840s, resorted to cannibalism while emigrating to California. Sites offer background information, chronology, museum archives, pictures, maps of the journey, and film based on the fateful journey across Sierra Nevada.
  • Shadows in the Range of Light
    Interactive exhibit about Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers, the African American soldiers in the 24th Infantry and 9th Cavalry who protected the Sierra Nevada in the early 1900s.
  • Sutro, Adolf (1830-1898)@
    Find sites for Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), the Jewish engineer and mayor of San Francisco through sites featuring biography, career profile, and historical contributions including Sutro Tunnel across Comstock gold mines, Sutro Baths, and many more. Also includes a documentary film about his remarkable achievements.
  • Stanford, Leland (1824-1893)@
  • Raker Act@
  • Murietta, Joaquin (1809-1853)@
  • Bear Flag Revolt (1846)@
  • American Memory: The Chinese in California, 1850-1925
    Illustrates Chinese immigration to California from 1850 to 1925 through photographs, cartoons, letters, diaries, business records, and legal documents.
  • California Gold
    Listen to multicultural Northern California folk music from the 1930s. Collected as part of a WPA project and archived by the Library of Congress.
  • California as I Saw It
    First-person narratives of California's early years, 1849-1900.
  • California Tax History
    From the colonial period to present.
  • Amalgamator - Skidoo, 1909
    True adventure story of the early 20th Century mining camp Skidoo.
  • Carnegie Libraries of California
    Documents all the Carnegie libraries built in California, both those demolished, and still standing, as well as the history of Carnegie libraries in the state.
  • California Territorial Quarterly, The
    Covers a wide range of California history topics. Formerly known as the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly.
  • American Memory: California as I Saw It
    First-person narratives of California's early years, 1849-1900.
  • LearnCalifornia
    An online resource for students, teachers, and anyone interested in state history. From the California Secretary of State.
  • Calisphere
    University of California's online collection of digital primary sources, including images and documents covering California's history from pre-statehood to the present day.
  • Eugenics in California
    Explores the history of the eugenics movement in 20th century California, which supported practices such as involuntary sterilization and racially-biased IQ testing. From the Center for Science, History, Politics, and Ethics.
  • Randsburg Railway
    Dedicated to preserving the history of the railroad, by disseminating what is known and soliciting information from visitors.

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