California History Stephen Colvard 2009 – 2010 Fourth Grade
The desert had a little bit of tourist. Home of snakes coyotes, and owls. There are 10 inches of rain each year.
The coast had the best climate. It was also a great farming area. Lots of tourists came to the coast because many activities.
The valley region is one of the world's best farming areas. The Central Valley is divided into the San Joaquin Valley in the south and the Sacramento Valley in the north.
The industries of the mountain region are centered around its forest and minerals. Its trees are used for timber. Timber is wood that is used make other products.
Gaspar de Portolà was a Spanish army officer, governor of Baja and Alta California (1767–1770), explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey.
Fray Junípero Serra was born in 1713 and died in 1784.On September 14, 1730, he entered the Order of Friars Minor. In 1749 Serra left Spain to begin missionary work.
Sir Francis Drake explores the California coast. He found a small bay near present-day San Francisco and named the area Nova New
In 1593 the disputed concession for pearl fishing on the western shores of the Gulf of California was transferred to Vizcaíno. He landed in Monterey Bay
Juan Cabrillo was a portuguese explore. He was the first earopean sailor ever. Cabrillo shipped for Havana as a young man and joined forces with Hernán Cortés in Mexico.
James Cook was born on 1728 November 7. He was British explore.Cook was born in the village of Marton in Yorkshire, today a suburb belonging to the town of Middlesbrough.
The purpose of a presidio is to keep Russians out and Indians in.
The soldiers lived in the presidio.
Pueblos Pueblo is a term used to describe modern and ancient communities of Native Americans in the Southwestern United States of America. The first Spanish Explorers of the Southwest used this term to describe communities that consisted of apartment-like structures made from stone, adobe mud, and other local material. These structures were usually multi-storied buildings surrounding an open plaza and were occupied by hundreds to thousands of Pueblo People.
The rancho farmed cow handleing and sell hides tallow. Rancho were made
grow crops for soldiers.
was the first black american explore. He got captured by crow indians and lived with them for 6 years. He was born on 1798.
Fort Ross is a former Russian establishment on the Pacific Coast in what is now Sonoma County, California, in the United States. It was the hub of the southernmost.
Jedediah Strong Smith (born January 6, 1799 or June 24, 1798 — presumed date of death May 27, 1831) was a hunter, trapper, fur trader, trailblazer, and explorer of the Rocky Mountains,
John Bidwell (August 5, 1819 – April 4, 1900) was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanthropist.
John Augustus Sutter (February 15, 1803 – June 18, 1880) was a Swiss pioneer of California known for his association with the California Gold Rush.
John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of president of the U.S.
Sam was born March 2, 1819 – May 14, 1889) was an American settler and journalist, who founded the "California Star" newspaper in San Francisco.
A miner is a person whose work or business it is to extract ore or minerals from the earth. It is considered one of the most dangerous trades in the world.
Levi Strauss was a German-Jewish immigrant to the United States who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm, Levi Strauss & Co., began in 1853 in San Francisco, California
Mason was born a slave in Georgia on August 15, 1818, and given the name of "Bridget" with no surname. She petitioned to let her and her daughters gain there freedom.
Mary Tape was a Chinese immigrant who lived in San Fransisco. She was upset because her daughter could not attend public school. Her husband argued. Because of Mary's efforts a school was created for Chinese and Asian students.
Mexican American war.
The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S.which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution