My state is located on the West Coast. The highest point in my state is Mt. Whitney, which is 14,495 feet above sea level.The capital of my state is Sacramerto. The state flower of California is the Poppy. The state bird is Valley quail. My states motto is eureka, which means I have found it. My states nickname is the Golden State. Famous people from this state include, Marcia Gay Harden, Dustin Hoffen, and Robert Frost. California became a state on September 9, 1850 and was the 31st state to join the union. It is the 3rd biggest state in the US. My state has a lot of famous people. My state is the populated state in the United States.