Quotation by for the State of California

Know that, on the right hand of the Indies, there is an island called California, very near to the Terrestrial Paradise, which was peopled with black women.... Their arms were all of gold.
For the State of California, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Translating a passage in Garcia Ordóñez de Montalvoa's romance Las Sergas de Esplandián, 1510. California: A Guide to the Golden State (The WPA Guide to California), p. 41, in "California's Last Four Centuries," Hastings House (1939).

A key passage in the romantic description that gave California its name.
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