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Context of History of the celebration of the fifieth anniversary of the taking possession of California and raising of the American flag at Monterey, Cal., by Commodore John Drake Sloat, U.S.N., July 7th, 1846 : held under the auspices of the Associated Veterans of the Mexican War, assisted by the U.S. Army and Navy, the National Guard of California, the Sloat Monument Association, the California pioneers, the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of California, boards of supervisors, fraternal societies, public schools, and citizens of the state, held at Monterey, California, July 7th, 1896; also of the fiftieth anniversary of the raising of the American flag at San Francisco, California, July 9th, 1846, by Captain James B. Montgomery, U.S.N., commanding the U.S. sloop of war Portsmouth, held July 9th, 1896, preceded by the account of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the raising of the bear flag at Sonoma, California, June 14th, 1894, held Saturday, June 13, 1896
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