Monday, September 10, 2012

(Belated) Happy Admission Day, California!

State Flag in Front of City Hall
In 1848, a treaty was signed between Mexico and the United States, ending the Mexican war.  At that time, much of the Southwest, including present-day California, became part of the United States. 

A few days before, Gold had been discovered on the American River, and the resulting Gold Rush accelerated California's statehood.  A heated debate in Congress ensued, arising from the Slavery issue.  Ultimately, California was admitted to the Union, as a free, non-slavery state, on September 9, 1850.

I prepared this post quite some time ago, and was saving it for September 9. Naturally, I forgot all about my mostly-efficient idea, and am having my celebration a day late...
 
So, Happy Day-After-Admission-Day to the State that raised me!
 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. Boy, what a land grab that was!!

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  2. lol...sounds like something i would do! oh well, happy admission day, a day late!

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    1. Better late than never, I suppose! :-)

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  3. I could see myself doing something like this too, haha! I like that lone flag silhouetted against the beautiful blue sky - nothing like California skies! :)

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    1. So funny - I was so proud of myself. California skies have been awesome lately! :)

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  4. Better late than never, Adele. Lovely thought and wonderful tribute our home State. Hooray! (Brass band can commence playing now:)).

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    1. Thanks, LOL. Maybe something from John Phillip Sousa??

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  5. Very interesting. Great 'thought' entry as well ! Please have a good Tuesday.

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    1. Thanks, Robert! I'm behind, and we're up to Wednesday - hope yours is a good one!

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