A drawing of the "big trees" first observed in California.

Big Trees of California

A drawing of the "big trees" first observed in California.

Also known as Pinus muricata, mostly found in California.

Bishop Pine Cone

Also known as Pinus muricata, mostly found in California.

Also known as Quercus douglasii. The branch of a Blue Oak tree, native to California.

Branch of Blue Oak

Also known as Quercus douglasii. The branch of a Blue Oak tree, native to California.

First Governor of California

Peter G. Burnett

First Governor of California

The official seal of the U.S. state of California in 1889.

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.

California

The United States seal of California with the Golden Gate in the background.

The state banner of California.

California

The state banner of California.

Also known as Juglans californica. A species of walnut shrub endemic to California.

Branch of California Black Walnut

Also known as Juglans californica. A species of walnut shrub endemic to California.

Gold miners paning for gold in California.

California Gold Mining

Gold miners paning for gold in California.

Also known as Juniperus californica. A species of juniper native mainly to California.

Branch of California Juniper

Also known as Juniperus californica. A species of juniper native mainly to California.

Seal of the state of California, 1876

California seal

Seal of the state of California, 1876

Seal of the state of California, 1881

California seal

Seal of the state of California, 1881

Also known as Torreya californica.

Branch of California Torreya

Also known as Torreya californica.

Also known as Myrica californica. A small tree native to the Pacific Coast of North America.

Branch of California Wax Myrtle

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 of California. " -Lupton

Twining Hyacinth of California

" Our engraving represents a wonderfully singular and beautiful plant, which grows among the mountains…

Two men in the Chinese Quarter of San Francisco, California.

The Chinese Quarter, San Francisco

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 Province.

Branch of Coast Live Oak

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.

Branch of Coastal Sage Scrub Oak

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.

Branch of Cupressus Goveniana

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 States.

Branch of Desert Fan Palm

Also known as Washingtonia filifera. A palm tree native to the desert oases of the southwest United…

Also known as Quercus garryana. The branch of a Garry Oak tree, native from southern California to southwestern British Columbia.

Branch of Garry Oak

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.

Gold Rush

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 four 10,750 h.p. Allis-Chalmers impulse wheels.

Impulse Wheels

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.

Branch of Interior Live Oak

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.

Branch of Island Oak

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.

California Laurel

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.

Branch of Lawson's Cypress

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.

Branch of Lyonothamnus

The branch of a Lyonothamnus tree, which is native to the Channel Islands of California.

Also known as Cupressus pigmaea. Native to California.

Branch of Mendocino Cypress

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.

Branch of Monterey Cypress

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, it contains amendments to many laws. This is shown by one cart carrying many things.

Omnibus Bill of 1850

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

orange grove

"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, with a crest of six long feathers on its head.

California Partridge

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.

Branch of Pasadena Oak

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.

Branch of Red Willow

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." — Ritchie, 1918

Open-air schoolroom

"An open-air schoolroom in Sacramento, California. The inclosed room is used only in bad weather." —…

A coastal sea lion of western North America.

California Sea Lion

A coastal sea lion of western North America.

Also known as Cupressus macnabiana.

Branch of Shasta Cypress

Also known as Cupressus macnabiana.

George Stoneman, Jr. (August 22, 1822 – September 5, 1894) was a career United States Army officer, a Union cavalry general in the American Civil War, and the Governor of California between 1883 and 1887.

General George Stoneman

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 Fort

The first non-Native American community in the California Central Valley.

"Sutter's Mill, where gold was first found in California." -Gordy, 1916

Sutter's Mill

"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.

Zachary Taylor

President Zachary Taylor, twelfth president of the United States. He died in office.

An illustration of a California horned toad.

California horned toad

An illustration of a California horned toad.

Also known as Heteromeles arbutifolia. The branch of a Toyon tree, native to California.

Branch of Toyon

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.

Branch of Umbellularia Californica

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.

Branch of Valley Oak

Also known as Quercus lobata. The branch of a Valley Oak tree, native to California.

<em>C. Californianus</em>, a large species of vulture, found only on the western side of the Rocky Mountains, usually near rivers.

California Vulture

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.

Branch of Western Sycamore

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.

Westward Expansion

People traveling westward on the overland route to California in covered wagons.