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State Animal: California grizzly bear
State Bird: California valley quail
State Colors: blue and gold
State Dance: West Coast swing dance
State Fife and Drum Band: California Consolidated Drum Band
State Fish: California golden trout
State Flower: California golden poppy
State Folk Dance: square dance
State Fossil: sabre-toothed cat
State Gemstone: blue diamond (benitoite)
State Grass: purple needlegrass
State Insect: California dogface butterfly
State Marine Fish: garibaldi
State Marine Mammal: California Gray Whale
State Mineral: gold
State Motto: Eureka (I have found it)
State Nickname: Golden State
State Prehistoric Artifact: chipped stone bear
State Reptile: desert tortoise
State Rock: serpentine
State Soil: San Joaquin soil
State Song: I Love You, California
State Theater: Pasadena Playhouse
State Tree: California redwood
Monterey, California — First state capital.
Benica, California — Benicia Capitol
State Historic Park, 115 West G Street, Benicia CA 94510. Benicia was
California's third seat of government. Served as the state capitol for 13 months
from 1853 to 1854.
Sacramento, California — Current state capital.
Southern California; Hotel California; California; California Dreamin'; California Girls; Hollywood Waltz, King
of Hollywood; Little Old Lady of Pasadena; Do You Know the Way to San Jose?; I Left My Heart in San Francisco;
Heads Carolina, Tails California; Mexicali Rose; Mendocino County Line; L.A. Woman.
In California, it is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.
In California, women may not drive in a house coat.
In California, animals may not mate publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.