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California was admitted as the 31st state of the Union on September 9, 1850, and in the early 1960s, it was the most populous state in the United States. No version of the origin of the name California has been fully accepted, but there is sufficient evidence to support the claim that it comes from the early 16th-century Spanish novel Las sergas de Esplandian (“The Adventures of the Esplandian”), which describes an island paradise. full of gold and gems called California. The influence of the Spanish colonists of the 18th and 19th centuries is evident in the Spanish place names of California such as Monterey (Monterey) and San Diego (San Diego).
Franciscan missions were established all along the California coast. Like other western states, California was mostly populated by farmers and ranchers who were drawn to the state primarily by its seemingly endless expanse of rich soil. With over 158,000 square miles (410,000 square kilometers), California is the third-largest state in the United States.
California has a long, but somewhat chaotic, history due to its diverse population, initially Native American Indians, then Spanish settlers in the South and Central regions, with Anglo-Americans mostly arriving from the east after rumors of gold. The state is often used as a microcosm of broader historical trends happening in the United States. California’s unique location between two oceans and the presence of such diverse human cultures has created rich and varied history. However, the state’s prehistory dates back to the era of European exploration.