Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fact of the Day: Californian Fiction


Historians dispute the origin of California's name, however the strongest guess is that is comes from the 16th century book Las sergas de Esplandián. The novel featured an island called California which was inhabited by only women. When Spanish explorers traveled around the western parts of North America, they often thought they had found the "real" island of California. 

4 comments:

  1. haha and then they found out there were men there too, so sad.

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  2. when i was little i was so proud that my state flag had a bear on it. you know, cause of my name, & all.

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