A majestic Victorian built in used as the Governor's Mansion of California from 1903 to 1982 when the governor refused to live in it! As imposing as it is, being all white is criminal. It is replete with fantastic architecture which deserves some color.
#TodayInCAHistory: On June 10, 1846, a herd of 170 horses en route to Alta California's acting Governor Jose Castro were taken by a group of U.S. settlers. Due to settlers' fears that the horses would be used by Castro to drive foreigners out of the Mexican territory, the herd was taken to the camp where U.S. Captain John Fremont and his troops were resting at the junction of the Bear and Feather rivers. The event was the first strike in the insurgency that became the Bear Flag Revolt.
Governor Pio Pico was the last Mexican Governor of California, ending several centuries of Spanish control of California and the Pueblo de Los Angeles, as seen in this etching made in the early (Yes, he was a black Mexican!