What do a warrior queen, north African pirates, and the city of San Francisco have in common? They are all connected to the origin of the name “California.”Continue Reading
Recently I began recording a series of interviews for a new podcast I will be launching as part of California Frontier. For one of the first interviews, I had the pleasure of visiting Greg Bernal Smestad. Greg has made it his mission to preserve and maintain the heritage his ancestors, who came to California with the Anza expedition in the 1770s.