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With its varied climate and diverse cultural influences, California boasts a range of natural wonders and architectural masterpieces.
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Discover how the Gold Rush led to the creation of California.
Ghosts of Alcatraz
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The cells of Alcatraz have been empty for decades, but some believe the ghosts of inmates past may still roam these sinister hallways.
Golden Gate Bridge: Voters Decide
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Why did some people initially think the Golden Gate Bridge was a dangerous idea?
San Francisco's Ship Graveyard
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The inner harbor of San Francisco was built on a ship graveyard in the late 1800s.
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