California Heritage

California has a vast and diverse heritage rich with many species of plants and wildlife

 

Collection of Arrowheads

Collection of Chumash Indian bowls and cooking tools

Collection of fossils

 


California State Emblem

California State Emblems

 


California State Flag

 

State Animal-

California Grizzly Bear

State Bird-

California Valley Quail

State Fish-

South Fork Golden Trout

State Marine Fish-

Garibaldi

State Marine Mammal-

California Gray Whale

State Reptile-

Desert Tortoise

State Flower-

The Golden Poppy

State Insect-

California Dog-face Butterfly

State Gemstone-

Benitoite

State Mineral-

Gold

State Fossil-

Sabre-Tooth Tiger

State Prehistoric Artifact-

Chipped Stone Bear

State Rock-

Serpentine

State Soil-

San Joaquin Soil

State Tree-

The California Redwood

State Flag-

The Bear Flag

State Colors-

Blue and gold

 

State Nickname-

The "Golden State"

 

State Motto-

"Eureka", which is Greek for "I have found it."


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