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    Birth place of McDonald's
    World's first McDonald's restaurant opened in San Bernardino, California.
    The journey of McDonald's, the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, began in 1940, with a restaurant opened by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California

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    Tallest trees on Earth
    Hyperion, a coast redwood tree (Sequoia sempervirens) in the Redwood National Park, California, is the tallest living tree in the world at 115.54 meters (379.1 ft) The tree is estimated to contain 530 cubic meters (18,600 cu ft) of wood and to be about 800 years old
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    Land of Innovation and Inventions

    Apple computer, Barbie doll, theme park (Disneyland), Frisbee, blue jeans and Fortune cookie are only a few of many things invented in California

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    When was California discovered?
    Portuguese-born João Rodrigues Cabrilho and his chief pilot Bartolomé Ferrelo, were the first Europeans to explore the coast of the present state of California. Sailing for Spain, Cabrilho left in June of 1542 from Navidad on the west coast of Mexico and proceeded north. He reached San Diego Bay in September, becoming the first European to set foot in what is today the state of California. He continued north along the California coast but died in January 1543 from an infection resulting from a broken arm.
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