Europeans arriving in California

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Original artwork for illustration of first Europeans arriving in California that appeared on p22 of Look and Learn issue no 486 (8 May 1971).  The first Europeans to set foot in what is now California in 1542 were Spaniards, though it was many years before Spain colonised the area.  Sir Francis Drake arrived off California in 1579 on his voyage round the world and claimed it for England.

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