Burbank

For 20 years southern California had poured money, and millions of printed words, into a publicity campaign to attract settlers from the eastern United States. Now in 1887 the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads,

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California was admitted to the Union as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. That year 27 original counties were created—Mariposa and San Diego Counties being the largest in acreage—but over time

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Located in Orchard Heritage Park, the Sunnyvale Museum is a near-replica of the Martin Murphy Junior’s family home; a pre-cut two-story structure built in Maine and shipped around

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Martin Murphy Jr.

Martin Murphy Junior was 37 when he and his father helped lead the first company to take wagons over the Sierra Nevada in 1844. Born in Ireland in 1807, Martin had first emigrated to Canada with his family in the 1820s, and then followed his

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Delta-Lodi 046 This week the California State Fair and Exposition 2015 announced the top wine awards among 2,881 wine entries from 743 wineries…so many winemakers today, but commercial wine production in

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