What do the following have in common?
The tsar orders the closure of Fort Ross. (Thus lining up John Bidwell’s first job.)
San Francisco incorporates.
Modoc War ignites.
Jolly Trixie is arrested.
The Poodle Dog Restaurant closes.
Alioto’s Restaurant opens.
And much, much more.
Intriguing, right? All these event happened on April 15th in California history (but in different years.) How do I know? I read the webpage This Week in California History. Find it on Facebook and join the party.
This is a great place to fill up on all kinds of California history through the years. It is the project of librarian Jim Silverman, who is especially interested in creatively involving children in history.
And I love his logo!