The Story of The Californias

California was a fictitious wonderland, coined by the original conquistadores of the Americas who, referencing the novel, Las Sergas de Esplandián by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo, dreamed up spectacular visions of the mysterious land that continues to keep undiscovered secrets.

Los Californias is the land extending inland from the pacific for days. Los Californias are both a terriories with borders and lands with allure. The Californias are a place where its inhabitants are, far and wide, graced by a great fascination with their dynamic environment, a global siren to the traveler.

Today, The Californias, restricted by map-lines, are no different than they were, except by paper. We invite you to embrace the endeavor and engage The Californias as apart of yourself, you brave bold golden adventurer.

The Californias.org is a consortium of community members, historians, artisans, writers, vendors, manufacturers, and customers who seek out the finest in Californian goods and services. We propose to offer, in our adventure, the precious relics of this place we call home.

Strike out and learn what The Californias have to offer!

The Geography

How California came to be. Whether by God or Mother Earth or Spontaneous Manifestation, The Californias are a geographically diverse land.

 

The Explorers

 

In the wide open spaces, subtly filled with rugged plants and determined animals, humans arrived in The Californias and quickly decided it would be home.

 

The Maps

 

Soon after The Californias saw its first human, maps were drawn detailing her secrets.

 

The Governance

 

What is a place if it has no governance?

 

The People

 

After the first people found her, many more would grace her shores and hills, deserted and forests. Who are the people of California?

 

The Industry

As the 19th and 20th century's industrial technology bustled forward with fervor, The Californias kept pace.

 

 

The Culture

The wide diversity of Californios, new settlers, industrial moguls, academic giants, and media manifestations the California culture is difficult to pin down.