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Pio Pico is best known for having been a multiple time and final governor of Alta California, a former region of Mexico that became California. He was born in Alta California on May 5, 1801, making him a Black Californio. His father was a career soldier as was his brother Andres Pico. His paternal g...Pio Pico is best known for having been a multiple time and final governor of Alta California, a former region of Mexico that became California. He was born in Alta California on May 5, 1801…

Pio Pico is best known for having been a multiple time and final governor of Alta California, a former region of Mexico that became California. He was born in Alta California on May 5, 1801, making him a Black Californio. His father was a career soldier as was his brother Andres Pico. His paternal g...Pio Pico is best known for having been a multiple time and final governor of Alta California, a former region of Mexico that became California. He was born in Alta California on May 5, 1801…

The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Great Register...   this is packed with all kinds of info and articles about it.

San Francisco History by Subject, including Gold Rush - Museum of the City of San Francisco

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Image detail map of Mexico when the Indepence finished in from the Alta California to Centra America.

The Franciscan Mission Architecture of Alta California  1916  Rexford Newcomb

The Franciscan Mission Architecture of Alta California 1916 Rexford Newcomb

Antonio Maria Osios La Historia de Alta California was the first written history of upper California during the era of Mexican rule, and this is its first complete English translation. A Mexican-Calif

Antonio Maria Osios La Historia de Alta California was the first written history of upper California during the era of Mexican rule, and this is its first complete English translation. A Mexican-Calif

File:Jose Castro.jpg    Jose Castro   Governor of Alta California in 1835-1836, and Commandante General of the Mexican army in Alta California at the time of the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt and the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848

File:Jose Castro.jpg Jose Castro Governor of Alta California in 1835-1836, and Commandante General of the Mexican army in Alta California at the time of the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt and the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848

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Paintings by Brian Calvin

Brian Calvin, Alta California, 2009 - Decoding Images - Art in America

Pio de Jesús Pico was born May 5, 1801 at the Mission de San Gabriel Arcángel in what was then known as Alta California, Mexico, the son of a notable soldier. His grandmother was identified as aPio de Jesús Pico was born May 5, 1801 at the Mission de San Gabriel Arcángel in what was then known as Alta California, Mexico, the son of a notable soldier. His grandmother was identified as a mulata, which under the Spanish caste system denoted a mixed race individual having both Spanish and…

Pio de Jesús Pico was born May 5, 1801 at the Mission de San Gabriel Arcángel in what was then known as Alta California, Mexico, the son of a notable soldier. His grandmother was identified as aPio de Jesús Pico was born May 5, 1801 at the Mission de San Gabriel Arcángel in what was then known as Alta California, Mexico, the son of a notable soldier. His grandmother was identified as a mulata, which under the Spanish caste system denoted a mixed race individual having both Spanish and…

The golden days of Alta California, dancing the fandango.

The Early California Fandango - By Richard Duree

Pío de Jesús Pico (May 5, 1801 – September 11, 1894) was the last governor of Alta California (now the State of California) under Mexican rule.

In Pio Pico, the last Mexican Governor of Alta CA, died in L. Born at Mission San Gabriel in Pico held a number of prominent positions during Mexico's reign in CA (including 2 terms as governor) and was notable for the number of ranchos he granted.

Pedro Fages.jpg--Spain 2nd Governor of Alta California In office July 9, 1770 – 1774-(1734–1794), original name Pere Fages i Beleta, nicknamed L'Ós ("The Bear", in Catalan)[1] was a Spanish soldier, explorer, first Lieutenant Governor of the Californias under Gaspar de Portolá,[2] and second (1770-1774) and fifth (1782-1791) Governor of Alta California.  Succeeded by	Fernando Rivera y Moncada

Pedro Fages.jpg--Spain 2nd Governor of Alta California In office July 9, 1770 – 1774-(1734–1794), original name Pere Fages i Beleta, nicknamed L'Ós ("The Bear", in Catalan)[1] was a Spanish soldier, explorer, first Lieutenant Governor of the Californias under Gaspar de Portolá,[2] and second (1770-1774) and fifth (1782-1791) Governor of Alta California. Succeeded by Fernando Rivera y Moncada

Gaspar de Portolá.jpg-Spain First Governor of Alta California In office November 30, 1767 to July 9, 1770 Succeeded by	Pedro Fages

jpg-Spain First Governor of Alta California In office November 1767 to July 1770 Succeeded by Pedro Fages

Spain founded its first civil settlement in 1777 in Alta (upper) California at what is now the city of San José (i.e, El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe). Before 1777, Spain established a chain of eight missions and presidios in Alta California, which proved inadequate to secure the territory from invasion. Spain’s solution to this problem was to establish a permanent civilian population to produce food and other goods for the missions and presidios. The civil settlements in Alta California…

Spain founded its first civil settlement in 1777 in Alta (upper) California at what is now the city of San José (i.e, El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe). Before 1777, Spain established a chain of eight missions and presidios in Alta California, which proved inadequate to secure the territory from invasion. Spain’s solution to this problem was to establish a permanent civilian population to produce food and other goods for the missions and presidios. The civil settlements in Alta California…

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