STATEHOOD: 1850; 31st state
ATTRACTIONS: Yosemite Valley, Hollywood
FUN FACT: Death Valley, located in the southeast part of the state, is North America’s hottest desert.
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Photo credits: FrankvandenBergh, iStockphoto (flag); Tsyu87, Dreamstime (Goldengate bridge); Linda Bair, Dreamstime (bear); Lokibaho, iStockphoto (poppy); Natureniche, iStockphoto (quail); Micha Klootwijk, Dreamstime (quarter)
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