State of the Month: California

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California!

With 840 miles of coastline, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere and the highest mountain peak in the US (outside of Alaska), California is home to many varied and beautiful landscapes. Did you know that in less than a day you can trek from 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley to 14,494 feet up Mt. Whitney?

In addition to its mild sunny climate and its diverse seacoast, desert and mountain scenery, California’s cities are famous for their cultural institutions. San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco boast some of the most popular tourist attractions. Southern California is home to Disneyland, Hollywood and The San Diego Zoo, while in Northern California you can check out the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, the stunning vineyards of Napa, Silicon Valley and the state’s capital, Sacramento. Not your thing? California has more national parks than any other state in the USA. From surfing the lovely beaches of San Diego County, Orange County and Malibu to visiting some of North America’s most rugged national parks such as Yosemite, to skiing and snowboarding breathtaking mountain ranges and enjoying its peaceful and ancient northern forests, CA has got you covered!

Who wouldn’t be California Dreamin’? California really does have something for everyone. Perhaps this is why after it was recognized as a state in 1850, its population has increased steadily becoming the nation’s most populous state by 1960.  With a population of approximately 39 million people, one out of every eight Americans is from California. Quoting California’s one-word state motto, “Eureka.”

The Apple computer, the Barbie doll, the theme park (Disneyland), the Frisbee, and blue jeans are just a few of the many inventions out of the great state of California. Here you’ll find more of that groovy innovation in the items we are featuring this month from the Golden State.