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Cabrillo, Juan Rodrguez

(Encyclopedia) Cabrillo, Juan Rodrguez hwn r?r?g?th kbr?ly?, Port. Joo Rodrigues Cabrilho, d. 1543, Spanish conquistador and discoverer of California, b. Portugal. In 1520 he landed in Mexico?


(Encyclopedia) Samar smr, island (1990 pop. 1,246,722), 5,050 sq mi (13,079 sq km), 3d largest of the Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands, NE of Leyte (from which it is separated by the narrow?

Mendocino, Cape

(Encyclopedia) Mendocino, Cape m?nd?s?n?, westernmost point of California, c.200 mi (320 km) N of San Francisco in Humboldt co. It was discovered and named in 1543 in honor of Antonio de Mendoza by?

Santa Catalina

(Encyclopedia) Santa Catalina s?nt? k?t??l?n? or Catalina Island, S Calif., one of the Channel Islands, off Huntington Beach, Calif. It is a resort island, 22 mi (35 km) long and 1 to 8 mi (1.6?12.?

Channel Islands

(Encyclopedia) Channel Islands or Santa Barbara Islandss?nt? brbr?, ?b?r?, chain of eight rugged islands and many islets, extending c.150 mi (240 km) along the S Calif. coast from Point Conception?

Santa Barbara

(Encyclopedia) Santa Barbara s?n?t? brbr?, ?b?r?, city (1990 pop. 85,571), seat of Santa Barbara co., S Calif., on the Pacific Ocean; inc. 1850. A beautiful residential and resort city with many?


(Encyclopedia) Monterey m?nt?r?, city (1990 pop. 31,954), Monterey co., W Calif., a port on Monterey Bay; founded 1770, inc. 1850. It is a popular resort, the home of many artists and writers, and?

Alvarado, Pedro de

(Encyclopedia) Alvarado, Pedro de p??r? d? lvr??, 1486?1541, Spanish conquistador. He went to Hispaniola (1510), sailed in the expedition (1518) of Juan de Grijalva, and was the chief lieutenant?

San Diego

(Encyclopedia) San Diego s?n d??g?, city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring?