The first State Constitutional Convention in California was held in 1849 in Monterey. During the convention representatives from different communities in the state bid for the honor, and financial awards, that would come to the place designated as the new state’s capital. This process took five years, during which time the capital moved from Monterey, to Pueblo de San Jose, Vallejo, Benecia, and finally, on February 28, 1854, to Sacramento. Read more about the capitol building here.
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