Father Serra

Born 1713, Father Junipero Serra founded the California Mission chain.  Received sainthood in 2015.

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Bernardo De Galvez

A Spanish American hero.  De Galvez was instrumental in helping the United States win the Revolutionary War.  Given honorary citizenship by President Obama in 2015.

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James Garfield

Elected President of the United States in 1880.  Though assassinated early in his presidency, Garfield was a fascinating individual.  Born in a log cabin, he went on to become a minister, civil war general, congressman, mathematician, and was even asked by President Lincoln to be his vice president.

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Welcome to Bring Early California to Life

Bring Early California to Life is a program that educates and entertains through the eyes of the characters who lived throughout the history of California.  By bringing this historical field trip to educational institutions, historical sites, parishes, and community groups these can offer a fun and lively journey through history within existing budgets.