History of California
Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of California.
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What country controlled California from 1821 to 1848?
What baseball team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958?
What "inescapable" island prison housed notorious inmates such as
Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly?
What type of natural disaster struck San Francisco in 1906?
What theme park opened in Anaheim in 1955?
What foreign-born celebrity became governor in 2003?
What was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848?
What party of California-bound pioneers resorted to cannibalism while
stuck in the Sierra Nevada mountains?
What is the term for the Spanish outposts built to convert the
Native Americans to Christianity?
Who was the victim of a notorious police beating in Los Angeles in 1991?
What company was started by two guys named Steve in a garage in Los Altos in 1976?
What environmental organization was founded by John Muir in 1892?
The Sierra Club
What California congressperson was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House?
What industry moved to Los Angeles in order to escape the enforcement
of Thomas Edison's patents?
What railroad, completed in 1869, connected San Francisco with the eastern U.S.?
What psychedelic jam band was co-founded by Jerry Garcia in 1965?
Who was the first openly-gay man to win political office in California?
(Hint: He was the subject of a Sean Penn movie)
What "yellow journalism" tycoon built a castle near San Simeon?
What literary movement was epitomized by Allen Ginsburg and Jack Kerouac?
What John Steinbeck book was about poor Oklahoma
migrant workers who came to California?
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