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Pío Pico, who was born at the Mission San Gabriel to parents of European, African and Native American ancestry, became the first native-born governor of Alta California in 1832. He served briefly, then again from 1845 to 1846.

Pío Pico, who was born at the Mission San Gabriel to parents of European, African and Native American ancestry, became the first native-born governor of Alta California in 1832. He served briefly, then again from 1845 to 1846.

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