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Mystery State #26 California

Each of the 51 printable Mystery State work sheets presents five clues to the identity of one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.). Students use the clues to help them identify that place.

Clue 1: The world's largest land-locked harbor is in this state.

Clue 2: This state has more than two dozen telephone area codes.

Clue 3: A gold rush began in this state in 1848.

Clue 4: This state's population, about 36 million, is the largest of all U.S. states.

Clue 5: The state is the home of Death Valley. Death Valley is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere.