Monthly Archives: January 2018

This Date in California History

Today, January 9th, is the date of the final battle of the California Campaign of the Mexican-American War. The Battle of La Mesa occurred one day after the Battle of Rio San Gabriel and brought an end to hostilities between … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs of the Gold Rush

What would a canny ship owner do as soon as he heard about gold in California in 1848? He would load up a ship with goods and passengers, and set sail for the Pacific. Among the many fascinating items to … Continue reading

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