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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

California

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. California Marker
Inscription. Capital-Sacramento

Although explored primarily by Spain, Sir Francis Drake, sailing for England, also touched the California coast in 1579. After the establishment of Spanish missions, California became a territory of Mexico in 1825 following Mexican independence. American settlers quickly moved into the area and rebelled against the Mexican government in 1846. In an 1848 treaty, the United States annexed California. Settlers flocked there during the 1849 gold rush. Before the area could be organized as a territory, residents drew up a state constitution and elected a governor and legislature.

1542-Explored by navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo for Spain
1769-Permanently settled by Spanish missionaries
1850-Admitted to the Union as the 31st state.
 
Location. 37° 13.55′ N, 76° 46.978′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is on Jamestown Road. Click for map. The marker is near the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Minnesota (here, next to this marker); Wisconsin (here, next to this marker); Iowa (here, next to this

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
marker); Oregon (here, next to this marker); Texas (here, next to this marker); Florida (a few steps from this marker); Nevada (a few steps from this marker); Kansas (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Quadricentennial Plaza-South image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
3. Quadricentennial Plaza-South
Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
4. Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016.
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