Not just Golden State California but every state in the United States has a nickname and matching state symbols such as flowers or animals. For some it is quite obvious why the state has this additional name, for others it is not immediately comprehensible.
Florida is the dream destination for travelers from all over the world, for example, the Sunshine State. This is obvious as there is nice, sunny weather all year round.
Arkansas owns many national parks and also the first state-protected river of the US the Buffalo National River. Due to the wonderful nature with beautiful lakes and animals he is also called Natural State.
But why is California called the Golden State?
Golden State became the official nickname of the state of California in 1968, as gold has always played a major role in the history of the state.
In 1848, the first gold pieces were discovered near the Sacramento in California and sparked in 1849 from the known gold rush. From everywhere came people in search of the precious mineral. So California got the international reputation as the Golden State almost overnight. Incidentally, the mineral gold is also considered the official mineral of the state of California.
In addition to gold, blue is one of the two national colors of California, it is representative of the sky and the sea. Official documents and documents are of ribbons in the two national colors.
California Poppy (California Poppy)!
The California poppy is resistant to drought, heavy frost and dryness. It has adapted to the Californian climate and also survives long dry periods very well. The plant provides magnificent flower fields in spring and summer and was therefore appointed 1903 State Flower of California. Its golden calyx is a symbol of the Golden State and is considered a protected plant.
Every year on April 6, California celebrates California Poppy Day. There is also a Poppy Week and even a California Poppy Festival.
Golden sunsets over the Pacific!
There is nothing more beautiful on California's coast than the breathtaking spectacle as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. The golden sunsets there are among the most popular photo opportunities for amateur photographers and lovers of this natural spectacle. This impressive spectacle, when the sun disappears on the horizon with an impressive play of gold, orange and red on the horizon, or sinking into the sea, is also a symbol of the Golden State.
The Golden Gate Bridge!
The Golden Gate Bridge is another reason why California is called Golden State. This red six-lane 1280 meter San Francisco landmark was built in the 1930s. It runs across the Golden Gate Strait and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caliphs for tourists from all over the world.