California became the 31st state to join the Union on September 9, 1850
What is “California”? Gold? Celebrities? Surfing? Palm Trees? Road Trips? Technology? Rugged Natural Beauty? Wine?
The answer is: All of the above! And so much more.
In fact, California is anything you can dream or imagine!
Since 1850, California celebrates Admission Day every September 9thin recognition of the day it became the 31st U.S. state. That date is relatively recent when you consider the human experience and cultural traditions started more than 10,000 years ago when the first peoples migrated across the land bridge from Asia and settled The Americas. They thrived in California, becoming one of the most linguistically and culturally diverse areas in pre-Columbian North America. A fitting heritage for what is today one of the most linguistically and culturally diverse states in the U.S. and places on earth.