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Description: Recording of song "I love you, California," the official state song of California. It was the official song of expositions held in San Francisco and San Diego in 1915 and was played on the steamship Ancon, which on August 14, 1914, became the first merchant ship to pass through the Panama Canal.

Creator: Composer Abraham Franklin Frankenstein, then conductor of the Orpheum Theatre Orchestra; Lyricist Francis Bernard Silverwood; Contralto Elsie Baker

Creation Date: 1913-09-16

Object ID: Victor 17437 Matrix Number/Take Number B-13742/5

Copyright: Public domain

Credit: Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/ and Wikipedia