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Calisphere     View
Calisphere is the University of California's gateway to more than 150,000 digitized primary source items that "reveal the diverse history and culture of California." Its content "has been selected from ... the UC campuses, and from a ...

Forestiere Underground Gardens     View
Material about the Forestiere Underground Gardens in Fresno, California. Sicilian immigrant Baldassare Forestiere (1879-1946) was a self-taught artist and builder who "patterned his underground world after the ancient catacombs of his native lan ...

Fresno Historical Society: Kearney Historic Site     View
Presentation on M. Theo Kearney (1842-1906), an immigrant to California who made his wealth in the raisin vineyards of the San Joaquin Valley and who was described by the San Francisco Chronicle in 1895 as "the Prince of Fresno." Features i ...

California Japantowns     View
This website explores "the historic legacies of Japantown communities across the state and the vibrant communities of the three remaining Japantowns in California," in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose. Features maps of the three Jap ...

The Gold Rush Trail     View
Collection of articles about a "month-long trek [in 1998] across the West retracing the steps of the emigrants along the Gold Rush Trail." Features maps, photos, and stories about the overland trail to California and the trails used by mine ...

ReadWriteThink: Gold Was Discovered in California in 1848     View
Lesson plan and links to related sites for a classroom activity inspired by the discovery of gold in California in January 1848 and the ensuing Gold Rush. The lesson plan invites students to read Gold Rush letters and write fictional letters of their ...

Sin, Fire & Gold!: The Days of San Francisco's Barbary Coast     View
Companion to a documentary about the early history of San Francisco, which "seems to have been largely forgotten, buried with the rubble of the great 1906 earthquake." The site features a virtual tour of Barbary Coast sites, such as the Old ...

Ranch and Mission Days in Alta California     View
Full-text of a 1890 article on the California Missions from the Century Magazine. From the Museum of the City of San Francisco Web site.

Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum     View
This site is a "multimedia, interactive online museum presenting the rich history, culture and natural history of the Sierra Nevada." View online galleries and special exhibits about artist such as Ansel Adams and Chiura Obata, authors such ...

NORCAL Genealogy     View
This site "lists state-wide genealogical indexes that help genealogists and historians to locate source material for their research. The object of this index is to provide researchers with a complete list of index references and a description of ...




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