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Daily Archives: November 4, 2015

On This Day in History: First Wagon Train Reaches California

On This Day in History: First Wagon Train Reaches California

November 4th is a birthday for California; the first wagon train reached our state today in 1841. It was a difficult journey. Covering approximately 15 miles each day with nothing but their Conestoga wagons and their determination, 69 adults crossed the treacherous terrain of the Rocky Mountains. None of them had ever seen the west coast,