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California Lesson and Photo Tour, Page 3

Mission de Alcala, San Diego, California

What are the California Missions?

  • The California Missions are a chain of Catholic missions that were built by Spain.

  • Mission de Alcala was the first mission built in California.

  • It was built by Father Serra in 1769.


Bodie Ghost Town

What city is this?

  • It is Bodie.

  • Bodie is a ghost town because no one lives there.

  • It was built during the California Gold Rush.


Newport Beach, California

Does California have many beaches?

  • Yes, it does.

  • California is famous for its beaches.

  • This is a picture of Newport Beach, which is located south of Los Angeles and north of San Diego.

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