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  • Amalgamator - Skidoo, 1909
    True adventure story of the early 20th Century mining camp Skidoo.
  • American Memory: California as I Saw It
    First-person narratives of California's early years, 1849-1900.
  • 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.
  • Anza, Juan Bautista de (1736-1788)@
  • Bear Flag Revolt (1846) (1)
  • California as I Saw It
    First-person narratives of California's early years, 1849-1900.
  • 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 History Online [pick] [read review]
    Annotated timeline by the California Historical Society.
  • California Lecture Series
    Series of lectures on California history recorded before a live audience. Topics include the California Missions, Mark Twain, water history, and the Southern Pacific Railroad.
  • California Tax History
    From the colonial period to present.
  • California Territorial Quarterly, The
    Covers a wide range of California history topics. Formerly known as the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Donner Party (6)
    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.
  • 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.
  • Five Views: An Ethnic Historic Site Survey for California
    An ethnic historic site survey of American Indians, Black Americans, Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, and Mexican Americans in California.
  • LearnCalifornia
    An online resource for students, teachers, and anyone interested in state history. From the California Secretary of State.
  • Murietta, Joaquin (1809-1853)@
  • Raker Act@
  • Randsburg Railway
    Dedicated to preserving the history of the railroad, by disseminating what is known and soliciting information from visitors.
  • 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.
  • Stanford, Leland (1824-1893) (2)
  • 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.

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