Jefferson Statehood

...a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, ...  Thomas Jefferson

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy


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Jefferson Statehood Project

People along the California / Oregon border region and surrounding rural counties joining to form an independent state named Jefferson, for Thomas Jefferson, in 1941 

Free people - Free Markets - Limited Government
Seeking representation for the people in rural and sparsely populated areas.

The 2 X's in the Jefferson Seal represent the people being double-crossed by Salem and Sacramento.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Gandhi


Plan to split California into six separate states

Six California's

Two Californias

One proposal for a new map of the state of Jefferson

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
 -John F. Kennedy



Article IV,  Section. 3 -  U.S. Constitution
New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

A map drawn in 1941...

The most notable time in the history of Jefferson was in 1941, when Gilbert Gable, the first mayor of Port Orford, Oregon met with a group of civic leaders in northern California proposing to secede his county (Curry) from Oregon to join with the northern counties of California to form their own state.

The original Jefferson Citizen's Committee chose Yreka as the interim state capital.

Bill Maginnis - Member of the Yreka 20-30 Club, which promoted Jefferson statehood in 1941

Not just a state of mind,...

Stanton Delaplane of the San Francisco Chronicle won the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism for his series of articles on the Jefferson movement of 1941.

Two X's painted on the bottom of a gold pan during the patriotic rebellion of 1941 served as the State Seal.

The two X's symbolize the people being double-crossed by Salem and Sacramento, the capitals of Oregon and California.

Jefferson Citizen's Committee handing out Jefferson Proclamation to motorists

The Jefferson Citizen's Committee held a patriotic rebellion to petition for good roads to be built to utilize valuable timber and mineral resources to aid the country in military defense.

Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese on December 7th and the United States was in the midst of World War II bringing an end to the 1941 uprising.

The individuals involved pledged their allegiance to the United States and served our country to win the war.

The 'Jefferson' barn along Interstate-5 south of Yreka was painted by Committee Member Brian Helsaple and his nephew Ross in 1998.

Repainted by the Yreka Greenhorn Grange in 2009.

Song: Jefferson Army

Klamath County Museum



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Thomas Jefferson

In 1941, Jefferson, the state, was named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.

Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

...probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone. - John F. Kennedy, Describing a dinner for Nobel Prize winners, 1962

Thomas Jefferson - Fiscal and judiciary reform

10th Amendment - U.S. Constitution
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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If I wanted America to fail...

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. - Abraham Lincoln, (attributed)

A 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 people. - John F. Kennedy


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