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1. Near the southernmost part of California is a city that is not far from Mexico and has much to offer residents and visitors: fresh sea air and coastal canyons as well as Sea World and LegoLand not too far away. Can you name this friendly city in the south?
2. Los Angeles may be known for celebrities and Disneyland, but it boasts some interesting natural wonders as well. Can you name the California Historical Landmark where the skeleton of a woolly mammoth was discovered in 2008?
3. You might know this city for being an agricultural source for a food item commonly found in bagels. Can you name this city that sits almost smack in the middle of California?
4. The city of Santa Barbara lies about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, nestled between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific ocean. Like many cities in California, Santa Barbara has a mission established by a man most California children learn about in fourth grade. Do you know the name of the man who established Santa Barbara's mission?
5. Roughly halfway up the Pacific coast is a little region with a big name. Running along Highway 1, it offers some of the most stunning mountains-meet-ocean views in the country, and is the location for many car commercials. Do you know the name of this protected area?
6. Sarah Winchester was so spooked that she began building a house in San Jose that would trick the ghosts she was sure were haunting her. Her house, dubbed the Winchester Mystery House, features doors that lead nowhere, secret passageways, and a giant maze made of hay bales. Who did Mrs. Winchester think was haunting her?
7. Here are some clues for our next city: a tall tree, an award-winning private university, and a garage where Hewlett-Packard was founded. Can you this northern California city?
8. While not an official landmark, Mavericks is still an important destination for some and part of California's culture. When Californians talk about Mavericks, what do they mean?
9. San Francisco has nearly 300 designated landmarks. Do you know the name of the unofficial one that is considered one of the most crooked streets in the world? It shares its name with an actress who was once married to Clark Gable.
10. The Sacramento River is the main river of northern California and serves an important role in California's history. Gold found in one of its tributaries launched the Gold Rush and it was used for hydraulic mining and commerce as the state grew. In 1985 "Humphrey" appeared in the Sacramento River. What or who was Humphrey?
Source: Author PootyPootwell
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