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4-5 The State of California

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The great state of California became a state on September 9, 1850.  It's capital is Sacramento.  California comes from a mythical Spanish island ruled by a queen called Califia that was featured in a Spanish romance ("Las Sergas de Esplandian").  It was written by Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo in 1510 (the Spanish explorers originally thought that California was an island).

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto Eureka (I Have Found It)   
Nickname The Golden State   
State Bird California Valley Quail  
State Flower Golden Poppy  
State Song "I Love You, California"  
State Tree Redwood  
State Flag

California's

 1911
State Gem Benitoite  
State Insect California dog-face butterfly  
State Fish Golden trout  
State Rock Serpentine  
State Mineral Gold  
State Reptile Desert Tortoise  

Complete the questions below.

1.  California became a state on September 9, .

2.  The state motto is ().

3.  California comes from a mythical Spanish island ruled by a queen called .

4.  The Spanish explorers originally thought that California was an .

5.  The state mineral is .

6.  The state gem is .

7.  The state tree is .

8.  The state bird is .

9.  The state nickname is .

10.  The Golden Poppy is the state .

 

 

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