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An illustration, pen on paper, of a bear sitting on a log near a campfire reading the headlines CA admitted into the union.

ADMIT IT: CALIFORNIA BECAME 31ST STATE 171 YEARS AGO TODAY

On September 9, 1850, California became the 31st state in the union, just two years removed from Mexican control and joining a nation in expansion mode. After Spain ruled Mexico and the West for 300 years, Mexico gained its independence in 1821 and with it, control of California among its realm. With the United States […]