Pictured is a California apple orchard. It was until 1880 that California was proven to be able to grow…
A drawing of the "big trees" first observed in California.
Also known as Pinus muricata, mostly found in California.
Also known as Quercus douglasii. The branch of a Blue Oak tree, native to California.
First Governor of California
The official seal of the U.S. state of California in 1889.
The United States seal of California with the Golden Gate in the background.
The state banner of California.
Also known as Juglans californica. A species of walnut shrub endemic to California.
Gold miners paning for gold in California.
Also known as Juniperus californica. A species of juniper native mainly to California.
Seal of the state of California, 1876
Seal of the state of California, 1881
Also known as Torreya californica.
Also known as Myrica californica. A small tree native to the Pacific Coast of North America.
" Our engraving represents a wonderfully singular and beautiful plant, which grows among the mountains…
Two men in the Chinese Quarter of San Francisco, California.
Also known as Quercus agrifolia. The branch of a Coast Live Oak, native to the California Floristic…
Also known as Quercus dumosa. The branch of a Coastal Sage Scrub Oak tree, native to Mexico and California.
A species of cypress endemic to coastal California.
Also known as Washingtonia filifera. A palm tree native to the desert oases of the southwest United…
Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court and 5th Chief Justice of the California Supreme…
Also known as Quercus garryana. The branch of a Garry Oak tree, native from southern California to southwestern…
San Francisco, shortly after the discovery of gold in California.
A cross-section of the Edison Electric Company's hydro-electric station at Kern River, California, containing…
Also known as Quercus wislizeni. The branch of an Interior Live Oak tree, native to California.
Also known as Quercus tomentella. The branch of an Island Oak tree, native to the coast of Caifornia.
Tree bearing fragrant filled leaves, and green cherry like fruit.
Also known as Chamaecyparis lawsoniana. Native to the southwest of Oregon to the far northwest of California.
The branch of a Lyonothamnus tree, which is native to the Channel Islands of California.
Also known as Cupressus pigmaea. Native to California.
Also known as Cupressus macrocarpa. A species of cypress that is endemic to the Central Coast of California.
The illustration contains an explanation of the Omnibus Bill or Compromise of 1850. Although one bill,…
"An irrigated orange grove at Riverside, California."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895
Found in California, the California partridge averages aproximately nine and a quarter inches in length,…
Also known as Quercus engelmannii. The branch of a Pasadena Oak tree, native to California.
Also known as Salix laevigata. The branch of a Red Willow tree, native to Pacific Coastal California.
"An open-air schoolroom in Sacramento, California. The inclosed room is used only in bad weather." —…
Otaria jubata. One of several large eared seals, or otaries. Also called "Cook's otary" or the "Patagonian…
A coastal sea lion of western North America.
Also known as Cupressus macnabiana.
George Stoneman, Jr. (August 22, 1822 – September 5, 1894) was a career United States Army officer,…
The first non-Native American community in the California Central Valley.
"Sutter's Mill, where gold was first found in California." -Gordy, 1916
President Zachary Taylor, twelfth president of the United States. He died in office.
An illustration of a California horned toad.
Also known as Heteromeles arbutifolia. The branch of a Toyon tree, native to California.
A branch from an Umbellularia californica tree, native to the forests of California and Oregon.
Also known as Quercus lobata. The branch of a Valley Oak tree, native to California.
C. Californianus, a large species of vulture, found only on the western side of the Rocky Mountains,…
Also known as Platanus racemosa. The branch of a Western Sycamore tree, native to California.
People traveling westward on the overland route to California in covered wagons.