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Here are the top ten articles for the California Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Transverse Ranges of Southern California
Did you know that the sun does not set over the ocean from Santa Barbara south? The Transverse Ranges change the orientation of the Southern California Coast and thus have helped to create many of the wonderful areas in the region.
2. Fall Color in California's State Parks
The East Coast is famous for fall color, but California's got it as well. The State Park system is a particularly lovely place to 'leaf-peep'.
3. Ramona, The First California Novel
Regarded as the first California novel, Ramona is a fun read and a great introduction to early statehood history.
4. Independent California Colleges and Universities
The private colleges and universities of California are under-utilized resources, and applicants should research their possibilities. There are so many more choices here than just the CSUs and UCs!
5. Site Map Article
6. Mt. Wilson
Mt. Wilson is both an historic and a scientific treasure. For the last hundred years, it has been an important site for astronomical research. Today, it is also open to the public.
7. Paddling Newport Beach
Paddle sports abound in the Newport Beach area, and there is much waterway to be explored.
8. The Legend of the San Nicholas Island Woman
The story of Juana Maria, the Native American woman who inspired the children's classic Island of the Blue Dolphins, is a fascinating tale - and entirely true.
9. Lake Tahoe
An introduction to the fun waiting for the visitor to Lake Tahoe, California
10. Lassen National Park
Lassen National Park is remote but worth the drive. Unusual geo-thermal activity gives the area an unusual and eerie beauty.
Be sure to visit the California Archives for all the articles!
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