California has still a great need of virtuous, educated, energetic women. One hundred thousand more of these would find homes and be useful here.
-- An Overland Journey
Horace Greeley, 1859
Dora had wanted to name her place the Lone Star, because once in her youth she had spent a wonderful weekend in Fort Worth. But her sister insisted that it be called the Bear Flag, in honor of California. She said if you were hustling a state you should do honor to that state.
-- Sweet Thursday