The town of Monterey, California is established on June 3, 1770 by Father Junipero Serra and explorer Gaspar de Portola. Monterey would serve as the capital of California from 1777 to 1849 under the flags of Spain and Mexico.
Ever since Robert Fulton experimented with his steam powered boats up the Hudson River, American entrepreneurs began to plan larger and larger boats under steam and sail power that might ply the Atlantic Ocean and make a trans-atlantic voyage. On May 22, 1819, the American steamship Savannah, under part steam and sail-power, crossed the Atlantic from Savannah, Georgia to Liverpool, England..
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Inspired by the best historic sites across the USA, America's Best History is one place where the history student or tourist can start, with a timeline history of the USA, plus pages dedicated to the most historic site attractions across the nation. Dedicated to telling the history of the nation in conversational style, with enough detail to engage, but not too much to overwhelm.