Faced with rapid
growth due to the Gold Rush, California got a boost when the United
States Congress allowed it to jump straight to full statehood without
going through the formal territory process most other states went
through. Congress accepted California as a free-labor state under the
Compromise of 1850 on September 9, 1850.
Every plant in
Tomorrowland at Disneyland is edible. Guests are welcome to help
themselves to bananas, strawberries, tomatoes, and more.
More avocados are
grown in Fallbrook than any place else in the U.S., hence its nickname
– the Avocado Capital of the World.
You cannot bathe two
babies in the same tub at the same time in
Approximately 8% of
Californians are vegetarians.
it is illegal to leave your car on the street overnight without the
It is prohibited to
sleep in a parked vehicle while in Cathedral City.
The City of
Angeles, spread over 467 square miles, is hub to a five-county
metropolis of 34,149 square miles.
cement is prohibited in Indian Wells.
Angeles is the entertainment capital, but it is also a fine arts
Mecca that boasts over 300 museums.
In Cathedral City, it
is against the law to ride a bicycle through the "Fountain of Life".
The Coachella Valley
is known as the Date Capital of the world.
grows 99.5% of all dates grown in the United States, and Arizona
produces the rest.
In Carmel, it is
against the law for women to wear high heel shoes
produces over 17 million gallons of wine each year.
is the Raisin Capital of the World.