California State Motto


I have found it

The state motto of California is "Eureka," a Greek word meaning "I have found it." This motto was adopted in 1849 and reflects the spirit of the California Gold Rush. The term is attributed to Archimedes, the ancient Greek mathematician, who is said to have exclaimed "Eureka!" when he made a significant discovery. In the context of California, "Eureka" symbolizes the discovery of gold and the subsequent prosperity and opportunities that came with it. The state motto is a nod to California's history and the transformative events that shaped its development during the mid-19th century.