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<p> <strong>California</strong> has the highest population of all 50 states. If it were a country, its economy would be the eighth largest in the world. It is also a surprise to many that California is America's number one dairy state as well. </p> <p> In the 1500's Spain and Portugal discovered and explored the area of California. In 1579, Sir Francis Drake landed north of San Francisco Bay and claimed that area for England. But in 1821, Mexico won its independence from Spain and became California's new ruler. They lost to the United States 25 years later in the Mexican American War. Then gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill a few years later, and the rest, as they say, is history. </p>

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