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is bounded by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona,
Lower California and the Pacific Ocean;
gross area, 158,297 sq. miles; land area,
155,652 sq. miles; water area, 2,645 sq.
miles. The capital is Sacramento. The
surface is very mountainous. The Coast
Range has an average width at the base of
65 miles, and varies from 1,000 to 8,000
feet in height. The Sierra Nevada
Mountains join the Coast Range and extend
along the eastern border for about 450
miles, with nearly 100 peaks exceeding
10,000 feet in height, the highest being
Mt. Whitney, 14,898 feet. The coast line
is irregular, with numerous capes and
bays, affording many good harbors. San
Francisco Bay is the largest and best
harbor on the Pacific Coast.
is the second State in the Union in the
production of gold, and first in the
production of petroleum. Other minerals
are silver, tin, plumbago, cobalt
granites, marbles, sandstones and
bituminous coal. Onyx and precious stones
varies with the surface conditions of the
State. What was formerly considered
desert land can now, under irrigation, be
turned into valuable agricultural
districts. Agriculture and commerce
flourish, and the State is the centre of
great financial interests. It is the
greatest fruit State in the Union.
Arbuckles' Coffee will please your family
and keep them pleased.
is greatly varied, owing to the
difference in elevation and latitude. On
the coast the winters are mild and the
summers extremely pleasant. In the
interior the summers are much warmer, and
in the Sacramento Valley the mercury
often reaches 100 degrees.
in 1910, 1,322,978 males and 1,054,571
females; of whom 1,791,117 were of native
and 586,432 of foreign birth; white,
2,259,672; negro, 21,645; Indian, 16,371;
Chinese, 36,248; Japanese, 41,356; all
others, 2,257. Total population,
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