CALIFORNIA Site Directory


THE VARIOUS PAGES in this site, which comprises a section of the
Travelling Days travel and nostalgia series, are briefly described in the columns below.

Please click on the appropriate PICTURE to visit the page of your choice.
(If the picture doesn't appear, click on the centre of the space allotted to it !)

A comprehensive index of all the sites in the Travelling Days
(Traveling Days) series may be found in the Colin Day's List-O-Links page.


BIG SUR

The land south of Monterey was called 'the big country to the south' by Spanish colonists in the 18th century. Spectacular coastal scenery can be viewed from the 100 mile coast road.

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COLOMA

Gold was discovered here in January1848, an event leading to the Gold Rush and the arrival in California of thousands of fortune seekers.

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CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL

A large steel and glass structure that can house a congregation of 3000 and situated on the outskirts of Los Angeles close to Disneyland.

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DEATH VALLEY

A trough in the earth's crust, bounded by tall mountains, that reaches the lowest point in the western hemisphere. This inhospitable country produces the highest mean temperature in the world.

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DESERT CENTER

The Desert Training Center was used by General George Patton during World War II for military exercises.

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DISNEYLAND

The well known and loved Walt Disney creation at Anaheim, California. Pictures of the original Disneyland before the development of the new adventure playground.

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HOLLYWOOD

Centred around the Chinese Theatre with details of film stars and musicians including Clark Gable and Glenn Miller.

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JAMESTOWN

A major gold mining town situated on the historic Sierra Railroad.

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park created to preserve the unusual Joshua tree in its natural environment. Includes the large Cholla Cactus Garden.

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LAKE TAHOE

Reputed to be the most beautiful lake in California and situated in the High Sierras on the border with Nevada.

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LOS ANGELES

Fisherman's Village and Venice Beach. See also Disneyland, RMS Queen Mary, Hollywood and Crystal Cathedral in this directory.

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MONTEREY

Major town south of San Francisco served as the capital of California until 1848. Now a major fishing port and tourist venue.

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RMS QUEEN MARY

The famous Cunard and White Star liner launched in 1934 now in permanent captivity at Long Beach!

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SAN FRANCISCO

Situated on over forty hills touring this famous city on foot requires physical stamina. Sites visited here include the Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, Grace Cathedral and Fisherman's Wharf.

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SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK

Situated in the High Sierras this national park features many groves of the living giant sequoia tree.

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SONOMA

The fertile Sonoma Valley situated to the north of San Francisco runs parallel to the Napa Valley and, like its famous neighbour, is host to many premium wine producers.

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Over a thousand square miles of mountain terrain. The Yosemite Falls are the highest in North America

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