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  • 1. California History Hope Hahn 2009-2010 Fourth Grade
  • 2. Valley Region
      The valley is a flat area of land. It has a lot of water and rich soil. There is a lot of farming also.
  • 3. Mountain Region
      The mountain region is where most of the water comes from. The Beckworth Pass is a famous pass and so is the Donner Pass.
  • 4. Desert Region
      The desert is a dry area that gets less than 15 inches of rain a year.
  • 5. Coast Region
      The coast region has the most people. There are a lot of jobs such as fishing. The coast is known for agriculture and tourism.
  • 6. James Cook
    • James Cook was born in 1728 at Marton, England. He spent his free time learning math and navigation. His father was a Scottish mingrant farm worker.
  • 7. Juan Cabrillo
      Juan Cabrillo was raised in Castile, and led the first European expedition. He tripped over a rock and died.
  • 8. Christopher Columbus
      Christopher Columbus became a sailor in when he was 15 years old. He was born in 1451.
  • 9. Hernando Cortes
      Cortes was a conquerer. He killed Montezuma and the Native Americans.
  • 10. Gaspar De Portola
      Portola was a in the Spanish army in Italy. He also was appointed Governor of Las Californias from 1768-1770.
  • 11. Father Serra
      Father Serra was a missionary from Spain. He left Spain in 1749 to begin his missionary work.
  • 12. Pueblos
      Pueblos are villages that farm for presidios. The soldiers' families and settlers lived there.
  • 13. Ranchos
      Ranchos are places that Indians raise animals and grow crops. The Indians went to the ranchos after they were free from the missions.
  • 14. John Sutter
      John was a pioneer. In 1841 he built a fort called Sutter's Fort. He sold supplies to people passing through.
  • 15. Fort Ross
      Fort Ross was built by the Russians and Alaskan fur trappers. It was built to be a trading post.
  • 16. Ivan Kuskov
  • 17. 49ers
      49ers are miners that came to California in 1849.
  • 18. The Gold Rush
  • 19. Levi Strauss
  • 20. James Beckworth
  • 21. Sam Brannon
  • 22. Jedediah Smith
  • 23. John Fremont
  • 24. Mary Tape
  • 25. Biddy Mason
  • 26. Mexican American War