California Hall of Fame Inductees

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, December 6, 2006

A tour of the new Hall of Fame exhibit at the California Museum in Sacramento includes highlights such as all four of Eastwood’s Oscars, Amelia Earhart’s flight suit, the union flag flown at Cesar Chavez’s funeral, and President Ronald Reagan’s boots and saddle.   They represent people who achieved great things in California, says Museum Executive Director Claudia French – and she says that should be recognized:

  “I think there’s an historic perspective of how we have shaped history, not only in the United States and here in California, but globally, and I think that’s very important – I think that’s very important for Californians to know that and be proud of it.”

California First Lady Maria Shriver came up with the idea. Other inductees include Walt Disney, Alice Walker, the Packard and Hearst families, Aids researcher Dr. David Ho, and astronaut Sally Ride.  The Museum plans to induct a new group each year.