Gov PachecoElected as Lieutenant Governor in 1871, Pacheco assumed the office of governor on February 27, 1875 upon the resignation of Newton Booth, serving as governor until December 9, 1875. He was the first California-born governor, and remains the only

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Newton Booth

Noted for having a charming persona in his adulthood, Newton Booth was born in Salem, Indiana, on December 30, 1825. When he was 16 his parents moved to Terre Haute, Indiana, where Newton

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Scales

California suffered its first painful economic readjustment in 1853. An unexpected, marked decrease in immigration slashed the very foundation on which merchants, capitalists, and speculators had based their

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Joaquin Murieta

In the early years of the Gold Rush the mining camps were terrorized by the bloody exploits of a ferocious bandit named Joaquin Murrieta. It was said he had 20 or more accomplices, all horse thieves or fearsome, savage killers

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Henry Haight California’s 10th governor was just 13 when he enrolled in the prestigious Rochester Collegiate Institute, and graduated with high honors from Yale University at age 19. He went to work for his father Fletcher Haight, an attorney in St. Louis,

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