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  California Mission Era Glossary
An office established in California in 1812 to assist the Father President in the supervision of missionaries and liaison with the territorial government.
As normally used in California, he was a non-commissioned officer serving on detached duty as a magistrate of a pueblo or villa.
The raid on Alta California in 1818 was led by frigate, La Argentina, a 677-ton vessel outfitted with 34 eight- and 12-caliber guns, and carrying a crew of about 260 men.
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 Alta California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alta California ("Upper California") was formed in 1804 when the province of California, then a part of the Spanish colony of New Spain, was divided in two along the line separating the Franciscan missions in the north from the Dominican missions in the south.
In response to calls from California residents who were striving for independence from Mexcico City, U.S. Army and Navy forces entered the territory and removed remaining Mexican miltary units; it was formally ceded to the U.S. under the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
When California came under control of the Mexican government the missions were secularized and the governors gained the power to grant state lands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alta_California   (552 words)

 The Presidios Of Alta California
Consciousness of foreign interest in Alta California remained a major factor in policy towards Alta California throughout the entire Spanish period, 1769-1821, with the presidio at the center of Spain's plan to defend her holdings there.
However, the presidios of Alta California were established during a transition period of government policy toward the relationship between presidios and missions along the frontier.
Alta California was simply the last frontier, its settlement a final episode in an ancient parade of strangers who ventured into new lands and stayed.
www.ca-missions.org /honig.html   (7547 words)

 Alta California Regional Center
Alta California Regional Center creates, and maintains partnerships to support all persons with developmental disabilities, children at risk, and their families in choosing services and supports through individual lifelong planning to achieve satisfying lifestyles in their own communities.
Alta is one of a network of 21 regional centers in California established by the Lanterman Mental Retardation Services Act of 1969.
Alta is a private non-profit corporation working under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services.
www.altaregional.org   (363 words)

 SHQ Online :: Volume 019 Number 2 :: THE ALTA CALIFORNIA SUPPLY SHIPS, 1773-76
Alta California was a land without manufactured articles of any sort, from guns and powder down to nails and fish-hooks, without agriculture, without domestic animals, without laborers, without white women.
In forwarding Palou's report of December 10, 1773, on the status of the Alta California missions, Bucarely wrote Arriaga, May 27, 1774, that he was much pleased with the progress of conversions, and manifested a belief that much more might be expected, since the natives were so numerous and the lands so fertile.
Alta California had developed to such an extent that the Santiago was needed as an additional supply-ship.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /publications/journals/shq/online/v019/n2/article_4.html   (3762 words)

 Chapter 2: Spanish Discovery and Occupation of Alta California
The California stage on which Cooper played the final stormy act of his career was, prior to 1844, little known to the American public by whom it was vaguely perceived as a mysterious and romantic land called Alta (Upper) California.
Political dissent and conflict were thereafter more or less continuous in Alta California except for a temporary respite during the term of the popular Jose Figueroa who was Mexican governor of the province from 1833 to 1835.
Small wonder that the wide-open and unguarded spaces of Alta California were an irresistible attraction to land hungry pioneers from east of the Sierra.
elane.stanford.edu /wilson/Text/2d.html   (4000 words)

 Spanish missions in California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arguably "the worst epidemic of the Spanish Era in California" was known to be the measles epidemic of 1806, wherein one-quarter of the mission Indian population of the San Francisco Bay area died of the measles or related complications between March and May of that year.
In this context, the term "California" is used to refer to the territory that comprises Alta California (chiefly the current U.S. state of California) and the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur.
California was literally months away from the nearest base in colonized Mexico, and the cargo ships of the day were too small to carry more than a few months’ rations in their holds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spanish_missions_in_California   (5375 words)

 The Presidios Of Alta California
In fact, in terms of establishing its political claims to Alta California, it can be argued that the presidio was even more important to the Spanish government than the missions.
California presidios were crude looking affairs in the earliest stages of construction, and must have been extremely uncomfortable for the men and officers.
Such marriages--or any marriages--were a sign that the Spanish population in Alta California was on the way to becoming permanent and that the stability so desired by Church and State was being achieved.
www.militarymuseum.org /Presidios.html   (7533 words)

 ALTA - California DOI/Radian Hearing Update
ALTA announced the successful conclusion of the hearing to appeal the Cease and Desist Order by the State of California against Radian Guaranty, a Pennsylvania-based mortgage guaranty insurance company, Amerin Guaranty, and RadianExpress.com (collectively referred to as Radian).
ALTA supports the California Department of Insurance (DOI) in its decision because it believes Radian is attempting unlawfully to offer a title insurance product under the guise of mortgage guaranty insurance.
In her opening remarks, California State Attorney Rebecca Westmore stated that Radian Guaranty and Amerin Guaranty are only licensed to sell mortgage guaranty insurance in California, not title insurance, and that RadianExpress.com is not licensed to sell any insurance in California.
www.alta.org /publications/titlenews/02/06_04.cfm?print=1   (880 words)

 California History Collection
A new culture sprang up now in California: the legendary life of the ranchero and his family in a society where cattle-raising and the marketing of beef and hides became the central factors of economic life.
The California ranchers, their lands generally close to the southern California coast, became more and more dependent on the goods brought by the foreign merchants who came in search of hides.
The first organized group of settlers from the United States who crossed the Plains to California was the party led by John Bidwell and John Bartleson in 1841.
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 Alta California Regional Center
The twenty-one regional centers within the State of California provide a coordinated system for diagnosing individuals suspected of or having a developmental disability and helping people with these disabilities to make use of all essential public and private services to meet their special needs (medical and dental, educational, recreational, vocational, social and emotional).
In 1974, the additional legislation (AB 846-Lanterman) went into effect which expanded the clientele served by the regional centers to include persons with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and other significantly handicapping conditions found to be closely related to mental retardation.
Alta California Regional Center currently serves the residents of Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.
www.altaregional.org /about_us_WIACRC_1.html   (319 words)

 Life in California Before the Gold Discovery - by John Bidwell
The party whose fortunes I have followed across the plains was not only the first that went direct to California from the East; we were probably the first white people, except Bonneville’s party of 1833, that ever crossed the Sierra Nevada.
Marsh’s ranch, the first settlement reached by us in California, was located in the eastern foothills of the Coast Range Mountains, near the northwestern extremity of the great San Joaquin Valley and about six miles east of Monte Diablo, which may be called the geographical center of Contra Costa County.
When he came to the coast of California, in 1840, he had an interview with the governor, Alvarado, and obtained permission to explore the country and find a place for his colony.
www.sfmuseum.org /hist2/bidwell1.html   (2138 words)

 California Missions Foundation: Preserving our History
The California Missions Foundation, a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization of civic-minded citizens dedicated to the preservation of California's historic missions is leading a statewide campaign---the first major appeal in nearly a century---to raise $50 million to repair the missions and preserve their precious artworks and artifacts.
Founded in 1998 the California Missions Foundation is a California charitable corporation exempt from state franchise and income tax and organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which establishes the policies to be followed in carrying out the purposes and objectives of the foundation and have general charge of the business affairs and activities of the foundation.
missionsofcalifornia.org   (555 words)

 California Mission Music
The sacred music of California that remains in manuscript form is the most extensive and diverse body of plainsong and polyphonic music to survive from any of Spain's colonies in the contiguous forty-eight states.
The gaiety that prevailed during the many fiestas, wedding celebrations and public holidays in Alta California is universally commented upon in the accounts of most visitors, revealing the importance of music in the lives of the Spanish and later Mexican residents of this region.
Though Alta California was the last of Spain's colonies founded in the Americas, its rapid growth and material success far surpassed all expectations of the Spanish government.
www.ca-missions.org /summers.html   (2631 words)

 Alta, CA News
Alta Alliance Bank, one of a flock on new banks based in the East Bay, will officially open for business Oct.
Reclaiming a neglected part of California's past, historians Monday unveiled an immense data bank that for the first time chronicles the lives and deaths of more than 100,000 Indians in the Spanish missions of...
A brazen prowler who lurked around homes in the area of Alta, Carol and North Church streets in Grass Valley is serving two years of probation for the crime, court records show.
www.topix.net /city/alta-ca   (629 words)

 Alta Vacation Rentals, Hotels, Weather, Map and Attractions
Alta is very close to the gold mining towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City, and is approximately an hour south of Lake Tahoe and one hour north of Sacramento.
Alta is just a short thirty minute drive to major ski resorts like Sugar Bowl and Boreal Ridge for downhill and cross country skiing, sledding, snowboarding and snowmobiling.
California Vacation and Hawaiian Vacation are publications and trademarks of Media Insights, Inc.
www.californiavacation.com /regions/Alta-California.html   (509 words)

 Alta California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
California became a province in the Republic of Mexico on November 19, 1823.
The grant was signed by the Governor of Alta California, Juan Alvarado, who was married to one of Guillermo’s cousins.
Although under Mexican rule, residents of Alta California were living on a frontier, far away from any government.
www.haywardareahistory.org /alta.html   (1162 words)

 Fifty years for Alta California
Alta California currently provides dairy reproductive management services to dairymen throughout California.
Alta California’s full time staff of reproductive specialists and consultants offers dairy management software training, technician services, reproduction management, semen sales and A.I. classes to its customers.
With an outstanding team of employees, coupled with its long-time commitment to customer satisfaction, Alta California is sure to remain a recognized leader and valued partner in the dairy industry.
www.altagenetics.com /english/whatsnew/20041021AltaCalifornia.htm   (266 words)

The three main themes are: the reasons people came and continue to come to California; the way Californians sought and continue to seek community; and the ways Californians envisioned and continue to envision the future of the community and state.
May 11-17, 1997, The Society for California Archaeology held its annual California Archaeology Week, designed to increase public awareness of the field of archeology, promote the understanding of California's cultural heritage, and to increase public sensitivity for the need to protect and preserve historic and prehistoric sites in California.
California's newest state park, rich in history and featuring almost 6,800 acres, is located east of Gilroy.
members.aol.com /shhar/California.html   (4413 words)

 ALTA CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE - CURRICULUM VITAE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Formed Alta California Properties, Inc. in 1974 to develop, lease and manage neighborhood shopping centers.
Alta California Real Estate was formed in 1984.
On the faculty of the California Association of Realtors.
www.frontiernet.net /~altacal/cv.html   (177 words)

 California Anthropology & Archaeology
Ethnology of the Alta California Indians : Precontact.
Ethnology of the Alta California Indians : Postcontact.
Rock art of Baja California With Notes on the pictographs of Baja California.
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 Ranch and Mission Days in Alta California
We were the pioneers of the Pacific coast, building towns and Missions while General Washington was carrying on the war of the Revolution, and we often talk together of the days when a few hundred large Spanish ranches and Mission tracts occupied the whole country from the Pacific to the San Joaquin.
The Jesuit Missions established in Lower California, at Loreto and other places, were followed by Franciscan Missions in Alta California, with presidios for the soldiers, adjacent pueblos, or towns, and the granting of large tracts of land to settlers.
By 1800 all this was changed: the flocks and herds of cattle of California contained 187,000 animals, of which 153,000 were in the Mission pastures, and large areas of land had been brought under cultivation, so that the Missions supplied the presidios and foreign ships.
www.sfmuseum.org /hist2/rancho.html   (3240 words)

In California, 6.5 million of the voters didn't vote to elect me president.
East of California, the U.S. is moving in the wrong direction--towards preemptive war, attacks on reproductive freedom, massive deficits, restrictions of civil liberties, environmental rollbacks and free reign for corrupt corporations.
California resisted the rightwing zeitgeist which swept the rest of the nation and elected a straight democratic ticket, affirming the state's committment to the environment, a woman's right to choose, equal rights under the law, and world peace.
www.workingforchange.com /activism/california.cfm   (269 words)

 ALTA CALIFORNIA: MEXICO'S RULE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Despite its status as a department of Mexico, Alta California was without a strong presence of Mexican authority.
American warships were frequent visitors to Alta California ports -- particularly Monterey, the departmental capital.
The time was right, many felt, for a new power to rise in California.
www.vom.com /bearflag/altacal.html   (303 words)

 Spain Colonizes Alta California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Anza's expedition and the route it established are commemorated by the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
Anza successfully opened an overland route of emigration and supply from Sonora to the missions and settlements of Alta California.
To ensure their possesion of Alta California, Spain needed a new overland route originating in Sonora, Baja California.
www.nps.gov /juba/anzatrail.htm   (305 words)

 California Missions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The chain of 21 missions along California's El Camino Real ("The Royal Highway") represent the first arrival of non-Native Americans to California.
Life for the California Native Americans was forever changed.
Every one of the California missions tell a story about the history of California.
missions.bgmm.com   (149 words)

 AllRefer.com - Alta California, California (CA) - (former state) - Facts and Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Alta California, term used by the Spanish to refer to their possessions along the entire Pacific coast N of the Mex. state of Baja California.
California was often represented on maps as an isl.
Thereafter the peninsula came to be called Baja (Lower) to S and the mainland Alta (Upper) California to N. Capital city or county seat is shown by the symbol
reference.allrefer.com /gazetteer/A/A03709-alta-california.html   (193 words)

 Spanish Arrival in California
Two events stand out relating to the Spanish arrival in Alta California: the voyage of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo who was the first European to set foot in Alta California and the arrival of Blessed Serra and others who would start the settlement of Alta California.
While Spanish ships periodically sailed down the California coast carrying treasure from the Philippines it was almost 200 years before any settlement efforts were put forward.
This was seen by Spain as a potential threat and plans for colonizing Alta California were quickly made.
missiontour.org /related/spanisharrival.htm   (957 words)

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