Keyring Representing State of California
The state of California is home to Mount Whitney which has the highest peak in the lower 48 states of the Nation with the summit being at 14,495 feet. In Kings Canyon National Park there is a giant Sequoia that is dubbed the National Christmas tree; it stands at over 300 feet in height. Also if you're looking for something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, there are more turkeys in California than any other state. Just stay away from Death Valley where it's known to be the hottest and driest place in the United States at 115 degrees or more. A fun place to visit, besides Hollywood and Disneyland, is Coachella Valley; aka the Date Capital of the World and the Playground for Presidents.
You can visit the Avocado Capital of the World in Fallbrook for the Annual Avocado Festival. However if you're around Pacific Grove, leave the butterflies alone since there is a law on the books that establishes a $500 fine for molesting butterflies. At the Tehama County Fairgrounds in Red Bluff you can attend the largest 3-day rodeo in the country. Another fun fact, straight out of Castroville "Artichoke Capital of the World", a woman named Norma Jean was crowned the town's first Artichoke Queen. Norma Jean grew up to become the late actress Marilyn Monroe.
One out of every eight U.S. residents is a citizen of California. The state also boasts of having the largest economy in the country and 7th largest economy in the world; being the only state to reach a trillion dollar economy in the Gross State Product. Los Angeles itself has the 4th largest economy in the Nation. Los Angeles and San Diego are the most populous cities in the country as well. To commemorate these fun facts you'll want to purchase a key ring with the great seal and state flag on both sides, as well as other memorabilia, from internet store World-Wide-Gifts.
California's State Symbols as Souvenirs
The state seal of California shows a miner working near the Sacramento River under the gaze of Roman goddess of wisdom Minerva who has a grizzly bear resting at her feet while ships sail by on the river. The Sierra Nevada mountain range is depicted in the background with the state's motto Eureka over them. This word means "I have found it" and originated during the California Gold Rush in the middle of the 19th century. Ursus Californicus, or grizzly bear, is the state animal. Commerce, opportunity, natural beauty, agriculture, and wildlife are represented on the seal.
The state flag is on a white field with a red star in the upper left-hand corner and a red stripe across the bottom with a large grizzly bear in the center and the words "California Republic" under the bear and over the stripe. The star is an imitation of the flag of the Lone Star State since California and Texas are the most populous states in the Nation. The symbols of the great seal and the state flag are featured on a dual-sided key chain online at World-Wide-Gifts.com.