List of California Historical Landmarks

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This is a list of California Historical Landmarks. Each list is organized by county.

The Old Customhouse in Monterey, the first designated California Historical Landmark, where U.S. Commodore John Drake Sloat raised the American flag and declared California part of the United States in 1846
Mission San Diego de Alcalá in San Diego was founded as the first Spanish mission in California in 1769
The Cecil B. DeMille Studio Barn, now the Hollywood Heritage Museum, was where Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse Lasky established Hollywood's first major film company studio in 1913
The HP Garage in Palo Alto, considered the "Birthplace of Silicon Valley", where David Packard and William Redington Hewlett developed their first product in the 1930s
The Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco with Marin County
The Marshall Gold Discovery Site in Coloma, where James W. Marshall first discovered gold in 1848, sparking the California Gold Rush
Fort Ross was established as a trading post by Russian colonists in 1812
Founded in 1875, Beringer is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley

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  • Johnson, Marael (1995). Why Stop? A Guide to California Roadside Historical Markers. Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Company. p. 213. ISBN 9780884159230. OCLC 32168093. 

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