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California & Local History

California Highways, El Camino Real
Site explaining what those bells mean, includes maps and history of the famous roadway.

California Historical Society

California Mission Studies Association
One of the best sites for all things concerning the California Missions

California State Military Museum
Good site for information on California wars, warriors, and units.

Electronic Textbook on the California Gold Rush
Collection of links to sources concerning California's Gold Rush.

Historic Sites of Los Angeles
Digital archive of Historic Los Angeles by the USC archives, part of their very interesting "Los Angeles Past, Present and Future program.

Historical Society of Southern California
Site has a great biography section.

History as I saw It
From the Library of Congress American Memory Project. 100s of primary accounts of early California

History of California Counties
Brought to you by the California State Association of Counties.

Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives
From the California Digital Archives, good source of images concerning the camps.

Los Angeles Public Library's "Electronic Neighborhood"
The "LAPL Indexes" are an outstanding archive of old frequently asked questions (FAQ), California historical documents, city directories that cover everything from who Crenshaw was to the slogans of California cities. All these materials are available at the Los Angeles Public and many of them are available electronically from this site.

Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collections
The LAPL Photo Collection is an archive of thousands of old  photographs from all over Los Angeles County.

"New Perspectives on the West"
Companion website to the PBS documentary about the American West.

Santa Monica Image Archives
From Santa Monica Public Library and featuring images of the area.

Torrance Historical Society and Museum:
Information on history of Torrance and the Historical Society.