Thursday, January 6, 2011

California State Symbols

Click on this link below to take a quiz on facts about California:

To review for the quiz before you take the information below:
State Name: California
State Nickname: The Golden State

State Capital: Sacramento
State Governor: Jerry Brown
State Abbreviation: Calif.

2 letter Postal Code: CA
Area: 158,693 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Sept. 9, 1850

State #: 31
Borders: Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Pacific Ocean

Flag Meaning: California became a Republic, independent from Mexico, on June 14, 1846. The grizzly bear was a symbol of great strength while the lone star made reference to the lone Star of Texas. The flag was adopted in 1911.

Number of U.S. Representatives: 53

State Motto: Eureka (I have found it)

State Flower: Golden Poppy

State Bird: Valley Quail

State Song: "I Love You, California"

State Tree: Redwood

State Mammal: California Grizzly Bear

State Reptile: Desert Tortoise

State Butterfly: California Dogface

State Fish: California Golden Trout

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