SESQUICENTENNIAL - (ses'kwi sen TEN-ee-ul), n. A 150th anniversary or its celebration.

Commemorate our Past, Celebrate our Future

1848 - California's Golden Discovery Years
On January 24th, James Marshall discovers Gold in the Coloma Valley.

1849 - California's Rich Heritage
The Gold Rush of 1849 kicks in as thousands of gold seekers come to California. On October 13th, 48 delegates signed "The Original Constitution of California."

1850 - California's Statehood and Vision
On September 9th, California is admitted to the Union as the 31st state.

California Sesquicentennial Sites on the 'Net

Celebrating California's Sesquicentennial - With 150 Years of Energy Pictures
Knights Ferry Sesquicentennial - Don't Miss the Covered Bridge
Men To Match My Mountains - The California Sesquicentennial Edition by Irving Stone
Historical Sonora Pass Wagon Train - July 24 to August 3, 2002
The Things We Overlook - A Gold Rush Poem
Wagons West in '46 - California Sesquicentennial Pioneer Series

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