What are some California facts from A to Z?


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Anaheim is home to baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, hockey's Anaheim Ducks and arena football's LA KISS. Blue and gold are the state colors. The California Grizzly Bear is the state animal. It appears within the state's seal and flag.

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Death Valley, at 282 feet below sea level, has the lowest elevation in the United States. "Eureka," which reportedly was said when early miners found gold, is the state motto.

Fresno is called the "Raisin Capital of the World." California's nickname is "The Golden State." Los Angeles is California's largest city in California. Humboldt Redwoods State Park has the world's tallest tree at 368 feet.

Mount Whitney, at 14,485 feet, is the highest mountain in the 48 contiguous United States. Nevada, along with Arizona and Oregon, border California. The Pasadena Playhouse, which opened in 1924, is the state theater. Sacramento, in the north, is the capital. San Bernardino County, in the southeast, is the nation's largest county at nearly 3 million acres.

The United States Mint produced a quarter to honor California in 2005. The California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, in Sacramento's Capitol Park, was dedicated in 1988. Watts Towers, a group of 17 sculptures within the Simon Rodia State Historic Park in Los Angeles, is the smallest state park at 11/100 acre.

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