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Realize all of the significant towns and attractions, from la, Southern California, and the nationwide parks to San Francisco and the Bay zone to wine nation, the north, and extra. event the tradition, historical past, structure, natural world, shores, and scenic walks and drives. no matter if youre exploring historical cities and museums or taking advantage of the nightlife, this in-depth guidebook presents the insider trip suggestions you wish. With thousands of full-color images, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that remove darkness from each web page, DK Eyewitness go back and forth consultant: California actually exhibits you this nation as not anyone else can.
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In 1848 newspaperman Sam Brannan brandished nuggets that had been found in the Sacramento Valley, shouting “Gold! Gold! ” Most of the prospectors who thereafter stampeded California’s Mother Lode did not find fortune. But the gold-seeking hordes changed the area forever – especially San Francisco. Between 1848 and 1850, the town’s population shot from 812 to 25,000. Food and property prices skyrocketed and crime thrived. In 1859, after the Gold Rush had ended, silver ore (the Comstock Lode) was exposed on the eastern Sierras, and Northern California boomed again.
Hayward Fault 1989 earthquake epicenter 1989 earthquake hypocenter The 1906 earthquake confounded contemporary geologists and led to the “elastic rebound” theory of earthquake formation, which is still in use today. The 1989 earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Mountains in central California. 7). 8) causes a devastating three-day fire that leaves 3,000 dead and 250,000 homeless 56 people killed, more than 7,000 injured, and 20,000 made homeless. Anaheim Stadium and several Los Angeles freeways are badly damaged A PORTRAIT OF CALIFORNIA 29 The 1994 Northbridge earthquake caused havoc in the Los Angeles area.
Food & Wine Festival in Los Angeles Spring There is a clear sense of re-emergence in spring, when wildflowers carpet California’s coastal headlands, gray whales swim north with their newborn offspring, and people start searching frantically for the sunglasses they tucked away the previous October. Cinco de Mayo (May 5) celebrations in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Hollywood’s glamorous Academy Awards® ceremony, baseball games, and San Francisco’s Bay-to-Breakers run are all familiar elements of the season.