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13,000 BCE

13,000 BCE Ttongva people

Acjachemen people

picture of homes

1542 CE Spain’s Cabrillo claims Nueva Espana picture
1769 Spain’s Portola explores Las Californias picture
1821 Mexico separates from Spain picture
1842 Avila’s Rancho Niguel – a land grant from Mexico
1846 “US Invasion of Mexico”
1850 California becomes the 31st state in America
1873 Rawson family reunites Rancho Niguel
1889 Orange County secedes from Los Angeles County