State of Jefferson / Jefferson
The separation of northern
California and southern Oregon from their respective home states
and combining to form a new state with more commonalities for
more efficient governance.
nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and
falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its
"It's easier to fool
people than convince them that they have been fooled" - Mark Twain
This is a rendition of what
Jefferson would have looked like in 1941 when Gilbert
Gable of Port Orford, OR made the proposal to have his
county leave Oregon and join California in an effort to develop
the natural resources there while the country was coming out of
the Great Depression and preparing for war.
Stanton Delaplane was a young
reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle who made the trip
north to report on what was happening in Yreka. He
wrote a series articles on his findings and won a Pulitzer Prize
for his work.