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    • California History Maddie Ketterl 2009-2010 Fourth Grade
    • Valley Region
      • The Valley region
      • is a flat area of land that is surrounded by mountains.
      • The Valley region is a good place for farming, because it has water and rich soil.
    • Mountain Region
      • The industries of
      • the mountain region are centered around it's forests and minerals.
      • It's trees are used for timber.
    • Desert Region
      • The Desert region
      • is rich in minerals-
      • metals and other materials that are dug from the earth.
    • Coast Region
      • The Coast region
      • is were most people live.
      • The state's Coast
      • provides resources for many kinds of jobs.
      • In 1542 Cabrillo sailed north to what is now Mexico to find a route to Asia.He explored what is now San Diego.
      Juan Cabrillo
    • James Cook
      • James Cook became a well known sailer, explorer,and mapmaker. He joined Britain's Navy. James Cook had a ship called the Endeanvor.
    • Sir Francis Drake
      • Drake explored the California coast. He found a small bay near present -day San Francisco and named the area Nova Albion.
    • Sebastian Vizcaino
      • Sebastian V explored the area near present day San Diego to present day Monterey. He made maps of the coast that were used by other explorers until the late 1700s.
    • Father Serra
      • Father Serra started a mission at San Diego in 1769. As a young man, Serra decided to become a Franciscan priest in the Catholic Church.
    • Gaspar de Portola
      • In 1767 Spain sent a soldier named Gaspar de Portola to run it's California coloney.
      • He led an expedition to explore the area.
    • Ranchos
      • Ranchos are places were people used to raise animals, to grow livestock and crops. Ranchos became a important part of California.
    • Missions
      • Missions are places where missionaries taught the California Indians to have the same religion system.
    • Pueblos
      • A Pueblo is a Spanish word
      • for village. Living in the pueblos, you had to grow food for soldiers in the presidios.
    • John Sutter
      • John Sutter made a fort called Sutter' s Fort in 1841. He sold supplies to people passing through the area.
    • Fort Ross
      • In 1812 Ivan Koskov came with fur trappers to go to a place north of San Francisco. The fort was made to sell things like fur.
    • Jedediah Smith
      • Jedediah Smith led the first group of American trappers who came overland to California through the Utah and the Mojave Desert.
    • James Beckwourth
      • Beckwourth was a scout, or guide, who led settlers west during the 1850s. He was a African American. His mom was a slave, but his dad was not.
    • John Bidwell
      • John Bidwell led the first wagon train to come to C.A from Independence, Missouri. He became a leader in agriculture.
    • John C. Fremont
      • John C. Fremont traveled all over the ares to make maps for the
      • U.S goverment.
    • 49'ers
      • 49'ers were people who came to mine during the gold rush. Gold was discovered in 1848 by James Marshall, but took a year for the news of gold to spread.
    • Sam Brannon
      • He ran special additions in news paper. He called it the Special. The article convinced people to come find gold.
    • Levi and Strauss
      • Levi and Strauss were 2 men that started their own business called Levi Strauss. They made Levi pants.
    • Biddy Mason
      • Biddy Mason was born into slavery. She and her owner came to C.A where slavery was not allowed. Biddy Mason petitioned for her freedom. She got her freedom!
    • Mary Tape
      • Mary Tape came to California with her kid. She wanted her child to go to school, but it could not. Mary made a school for the kid and for other Asians.
    • Mexican American War
      • During the year of 1846, the U.S fought a war with Mexico. The war was over their boarders. Eventually, California became a part of the U.S.
    • About the Author
      • My name is Madalee and I am in 4 th grade in Mr. G's class. I love to read books. I love to type and make up silly books.