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North Highlands

(Encyclopedia) North Highlands, uninc. town (1990 pop. 42,105), Sacramento co., N central Calif., a residential suburb of Sacramento, in the Sacramento valley. The town grew dramatically in the?


(Encyclopedia) Sacramento, longest river of Calif., c.380 mi (610 km) long, rising near Mt. Shasta, N Calif., and flowing generally SW to Suisun Bay, an arm of San Francisco Bay, where it forms a?


(Encyclopedia) Sacramento s?kr?m?nt?, city (1990 pop. 369,365), state capital and seat of Sacramento co., central Calif., on the Sacramento River at its confluence with the American River; settled?

Sutter, John Augustus

(Encyclopedia) Sutter, John Augustus, 1803?80, American pioneer, b. Kandern, Baden, of Swiss parents. His original name was Johann August Suter. He emigrated to the United States in 1834, went to St?

Donner Party

(Encyclopedia) Donner Party, group of emigrants to California who in the winter of 1846?47 met with one of the most famous tragedies in Western history. The California-bound families were mostly from?

John BIDWELL, Congress, CA (1819-1900)

BIDWELL John , a Representative from California; born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., August 5, 1819; moved with his parents to Erie, Pa., in 1829 and to Ashtabula County, Ohio, in 1831; attended the?


(Encyclopedia) California k?l??frny?, most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and?