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Manifest Destiny to Interstate 80    NEW!

In 1844, Louisiana was our only State west of the Mississippi River—yet Americans were roaming around the Mexican Province of California—and just SIX YEARS LATER, incredibly, it became the 31st State! There were Native Americans, Hispanics, Californios, Kanakas, British, and one Austrian – all BEFORE anyone  found GOLD! Find out how Junipero Serra, Thomas Jefferson, Jedidiah Smith, John Sutter, John Fremont, Henry Ide, and Mariano Vallejo made it all happen!

Was it Manifest Destiny, Free Land, Gold Fever, or more American Genocide?


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