California’s transformation into the most populous state in America and the home of some of the country’s richest citizens, spread amongst Silicon Valley and Hollywood, was certainly no accident.
California has always been one of the most diverse and multicultural states in the United States, way before it was a state at all and even before the arrival of the Europeans.
With California’s rugged yet diverse terrain, the first settlers spread into hundreds of different tribes, all with their own lifestyles, religions, diets, and culture, much of which was based on the landscape they ended up in.
It would be thousands of years before the slow arrival of the Spaniards, who would colonize the land and convert thousands of the Native Americans, establishing missions and villages in many of the cities we know today, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and more. If you want to learn more about the history of California, get this book now!