|Glenn County, California, 2013|
Yuba County follows Siskiyou and Modoc counties, in the far north of the state, in passing supervisory-board resolutions favoring secession. Siskiyou’s county seat is Yreka, which was a proposed capital for the original State of Jefferson idea, in the 1940s. Originally, it was to include counties on both sides of the Oregon–California border, but Oregon counties have been half-hearted of late. In addition to Siskiyou and Modoc, Glenn and Tehama counties will put referendum questions about secession on the ballot in June. Sutter County is considering the idea, and (as reported last month in this blog) each member of its board of supervisors voiced support for secession. Sutter and Yuba are at the extreme southern end of what is generally considered the northern, rural Jefferson region; they are practically at the edge of the San Francisco–Sacramento conurbation itself.
|Near Yuba City, Pastor Dave Bryant, wearing a sacred ceremonial State of Jefferson hoodie,|
opened a February 2014 town hall meeting on the Jefferson question with a prayer.
|A copy of a draft Yuba County secession declaration|
from the website http://jeffersondeclaration.net
|Anthony Intiso, Andy Grossman, and Leo Bergeron (at right) promoted|
Siskiyou County’s “Jefferson Republic” idea in a recent television appearance.
[For those who are wondering, yes, this blog is tied in with my forthcoming book, a sort of encyclopedic atlas to be published by Auslander and Fox under the title Let’s Split! A Complete Guide to Separatist Movements, Independence Struggles, Breakaway Republics, Rebel Provinces, Pseudostates, Puppet States, Tribal Fiefdoms, Micronations, and Do-It-Yourself Countries, from Chiapas to Chechnya and Tibet to Texas. The book is now in the layout phase and should be on shelves, and available on Amazon, by early fall 2014. I will be keeping readers posted of further publication news. Meanwhile, please “like” the book (even though you haven’t read it yet) on Facebook.]
Related articles from this blog:
“Sutter County Supervisors Mull Secession from California as Part of State of Jefferson” (March 2014)
“10 Separatist Movements to Watch in 2014” (Dec. 2013)
“State of Jefferson Idea Won’t Go Away: Activists across Northern California Push for Statehood” (Nov. 2013)
“Modoc County Joins Siskiyou in Seeking to Split from California as State of Jefferson” (Sept. 2013)
“Siskiyou County, California, Takes the Plunge, Votes to Secede as Kernel of New ‘State of Jefferson’” (Sept. 2013)
“Colorado’s Secession Wildfire Spreads to Northern California: Siskiyouans Raise “State of Jefferson” Flag” (Aug. 2013)
“Let a Thousand Secession Petitions Bloom: The U.S. Balkanized, but Perhaps Only on the White House Website, Nowhere Else—but Most Importantly: What Does All This Have to Do with Topless Car Washes and the State of Jefferson?” (Nov. 2012)