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Star Studded Facts from the City of Angels


If you live in California, have visited or seen pictures you know it is a very diverse state with a lot of history Next time you need some trivia facts or get into discussion about this great state check out for a full list.

Star Studded Facts to Note:

  • The Hollywood Bowl is the world's largest outdoor amphitheater.
  • The first motion picture theater opened in Los Angeles on April 2, 1902.
  • The first person to personally receive a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood was actress Joanne Woodward. She received it in 1960.
  • Castroville is known as the Artichoke Capital of the World. In 1947 a young woman named Norma Jean was crowned Castroville's first Artichoke Queen. She went on to become actress Marilyn Monroe
  • During his engagement at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, Otis Redding stayed on a houseboat in Sausalito. While there he wrote his last song and greatest hit: "The Dock of the Bay."
  • Several celebrities are buried at Hillside Cemetery in Culver City. Included gravesites are those of Al Jolson, George Jessel, Eddie Canter, Jack Benny, and Percy Faith.
  • Pacific Park, on the venerable Santa Monica Pier, re-creates the amusement parks once dotting the ocean areas along the Pacific Coast. Featured are 11 amusement rides including the 1910-vintage hand-carved merry-go-round appearing in the movie "The Sting."

Must Know Unique Facts about California

  • Los Angeles is ranked the fourth largest economy in the United States compared to other states.
  • California holds two of the top ten most populous cities: Los Angeles and San Diego
  • The highest and lowest points in the continental United States are within 100 miles of one another. Mount Whitney measures 14,495 feet and Bad Water in Death Valley is 282 feet below sea level.
  • The state motto is Eureka!, a Greek word translated "I have found it!" The motto was adopted in 1849 and alludes to the discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada.
  • California is known variously as The Land of Milk and Honey, The El Dorado State, The Golden State, and The Grape State.

Posted on Dec 30 2011

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