1836-11-06: Juan Bautista Alvarado seizes Governorship of Alta California

November 6, 1836: Juan Bautista Alvarado seizes the Governorship of Alta California.

"Juan Bautista Alvarado, from 1836 to 1842. On November 6, 1836, the Departmental Assembly declared California a free and independent state, overthrew Gutierrez, who left the country, and Alvarado became governor. On August 20, 1837, Antonio Carrillo wrote to Governor Alvarado that his brother Carlos Antonio Carrillo had been appointed governor by the President. In 1838 Alvarado was appointed governor ad interim by the supreme government, and August 7, 1839, he was appointed permanent governor by the President. He died at San Pablo, July 13, 1882."

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ca/state1/newca/newca3.html

"Alvarado served as governor through a tumulteous period, having risen to power when Californios rejected central government and chose to secede from Mexico. Mexican officials negotiated the return of California and gave Alvarado the governorship. For a short period, Jose Castro formed a counter-government to Alvarado (November 5 to December 7, 1836)"

http://www.californiahistory.net/5_PAGES/life_autonomy.htm

http://www.notfrisco.com/calarchive/governors.html#note12

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pre-statehood_governors_of_California

http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/69winter/part2.htm

http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/search/search.php?word=ALVARADO%2C%20JUAN%20BAUTISTA&enc=1573

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/history/hbbegn5.htm

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/history/hbbeg8.htm

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ca/state1/newca/newca3.html

http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/publications/journals/shq/online/v018/n2/article_1.html

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ca/state1/tinkhamch3.html

http://www.answers.com/topic/california

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