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California's Mount Whitney measures as the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Its most famous climb is Mount Whitney Trail to the 14,495 feet summit.
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In 1925 a giant sequoia located in California's Kings Canyon National Park was named the nation's national Christmas tree. The tree is over 300 feet in height.


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More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.
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Fallbrook is known as the Avocado Capital of the World and hosts an annual Avocado Festival. More avocados are grown in the region than any other county in the nation.


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The largest three-day rodeo in the United States is held on the Tehama County Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.
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On Catalina Island in 1926, American author Zane Grey built a pueblo-style home on the hillside overlooking Avalon Bay. He spent much of his later life in Avalon. The home is now a hotel.
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California Caverns claims the distinction of being the most extensive system of caverns and passageways in the Mother Lode region of the state.
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In Atwater the Castle Air Museum has the largest display of military aircraft in the state.
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The Iron Door Saloon in Groveland claims to be the oldest drinking establishment in the state. It was constructed in 1852.
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Death Valley is recognized as the hottest, driest place in the United States. It isn't uncommon for the summer temperatures to reach more than 115 degrees.
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Inyo National Forest is home to the bristle cone pine, the oldest living species. Some of the gnarled trees are thought to be over 4,600 years old.
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San Francisco Bay is considered the world's largest landlocked harbor.
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Sequoia National Park contains the largest living tree. Its trunk is 102 feet in circumference.
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The Coachella Valley is nicknamed The Date Capital of the world and The Playground of Presidents.
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California is the first state to ever reach a trillion dollar economy in gross state product.
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During his engagement at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, Otis Redding stayed on a houseboat in Sausalito. While there he wrote his last song and greatest hit: "The Dock of the Bay."
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The state motto is Eureka!, a Greek word translated "I have found it!" The motto was adopted in 1849 and alludes to the discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada.
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California is known variously as The Land of Milk and Honey, The El Dorado State, The Golden State, and The Grape State.
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California produces more than 17 million gallons of wine each year.
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The redwood is the official state tree. Some of the giant redwoods in Sequoia National Park are more than 2,000 years old.
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The California poppy is the official state flower. The California grizzly bear (Ursus californicus) is the official state animal.
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California holds two of the top ten most populous cities: Los Angeles and San Diego.
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The highest and lowest points in the continental United States are within 100 miles of one another. Mount Whitney measures 14,495 feet and Bad Water in Death Valley is 282 feet below sea level.
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Castroville is known as the Artichoke Capital of the World. In 1947 a young woman named Norma Jean was crowned Castroville's first Artichoke Queen. She went on to become actress Marilyn Monroe.
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Fresno proclaims itself the Raisin Capital of the World.
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There are more than 300,000 tons of grapes grown in California annually.
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Top 10 cities of California with populations (2012 est.) are:
1. Los Angeles: 3,800,000
2. San Diego: 1,400,000
3. San Jose: 1,000,000
4. San Francisco: 900,000
5. Fresno: 520,000
6. Sacramento: 500,000
7. Long Beach: 500,000
8. Oakland: 450,000
9. Bakersfield: 400,000
10. Anaheim: 400,000
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Los Angeles is ranked the fourth largest economy in the United States compared to other states.
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If California's economic size were measured by itself to other countries, it would rank the 7th largest economy in the world.


State Tree: Coast Redwood & Sequoia
State Bird: California Quail

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State Flower: Calofornia Poppy
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Governor: Jerry Brown
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