Postcards from the State of Jefferson (Postcard History)

 

The “”State of Jefferson”” refers to the rugged and wilder portions of Southern Oregon and Northern California. With majestic Mount Shasta at its heart and the Cascades as its backbone, this area has been home to several Native American tribes for generations. It became known as the “”northern mines”” during the famous Gold Rush of 1849. Today, the area is famous for its wild rivers and forested mountainsides. While mining, logging, and ranching were the “”state’s”” first industries, recreation and tourism now compete as major industries.

Throughout its history, the desire to create a separate state has remained as strong as it was in the 1850s. In 1941, citizens rallied to create a 49th state. The would-be Jeffersonites held a gubernatorial election and even created a state seal: a gold pan etched with two Xs, signifying the double-cross by Salem and Sacramento politicians. The seal can be seen on flags and other State of Jefferson memorabilia, and those who reside here still manifest the independent spirit that has characterized the region.

  • Series: Postcard History
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (April 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738596663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738596662
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches

  •  I didn't realize that this book actually was more than one story but several. Of this I was not disappointed!

  • Many many pictures.. interesting time for the South …Many many pictures.. interesting time for the South …Richard F. Moell via Twitter

    Many many pictures..interesting time for the south coast of Oregon and northern California.

  • A beautiful, historical collection of Old West baking.A beautiful, historical collection of Old West baking.Annie via Amazon

    The cover on this book is quite beautiful and a great introduction to the inside. It's full of Old West history and recipes as well as how the recipes were preserved and passed down. Many of the contributors of the recipes still live in this beautiful part of far northern California which lends even more authenticity. The photographs are beautiful in their simplicity and add to the overall historical feel of the book. Healthy, home made, back to basics recipes at their best.

  • A great little anthology with something for everyone. Nice collection of yummy Cowboy (and Cowgirl) stories.

  • Like the history of of how mistreatment of the Indians by the military, and how the Indians helped to the growth of the West.Like the history of of how mistreatment of the Indians by the military, and how the Indians helped to the growth of the West.Ray Swan via Goodreads

    Having a brother-in-law of that tribe the book held my attention all the way through. I couldn't lay it down. Liza never lost her faith or quit her searching for Red Eagle. An outstanding book.. 

  • Really enjoyed this book. I am running out of American Indian books! I was very happy with this one . A+

  • Great Collection of Christmas RomancesGreat Collection of Christmas RomancesRobyn Echols via Goodreads

    I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of Christmas romances set on the old West. Each had its unique twist that kept me reading. Some, the plot kept me guessing, others the characters pulled me. All were good. Well-written and better than average for this genre.

  • Country Women are the backbone of the USACountry Women are the backbone of the USAStory Circle Book Reviews

    It is a joy to read this eclectic collection of stories and essays by fifty-four country women from the west. But you don't have to be from the west or even from rural America to enjoy this anthology.

    Ankle High, Knee Deep is organized into seven categories: Fortitude, Horse Sense, Community, Self-Reliance, Memory, Resilience and Lessons. Inspiring real life stories by these hard working, strong women pack each section, and overwhelm me with admiration and respect for them.

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  • An excellent, engaging readAn excellent, engaging readMary E. Trimble via Amazon

    Ankle High and Knee Deep: Women Reflect on Western Rural Life is an engaging collection of essays written by ranch women, cowgirls, and farmers. The anthology, edited by Gail L. Jenner, offers a candid look at rural life, its tranquil beauty and its messiness. This anthology is about lessons learned, sometimes the hard way.

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  • I got this book for my husband. We live in the "State of Jefferson" and he was very impressed with the photos and the writing. This order was an example of a perfect order. Fast shipping, book was in new condition. Excellent. Will order from again.

  • Many many pictures.. interesting time for the south …Many many pictures.. interesting time for the south …Richard F. Moell via Amazon

    Many many pictures..interesting time for the south coast of Oregon and northern California.

  • A Boxed Set you don’t want to miss!A Boxed Set you don’t want to miss!Rising Star Reviews via Amazon

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  • Fantastic reading and interesting historyFantastic reading and interesting historyTerri Davis via Amazon

    Definitely read this book - the story is well-paced, historical and so interesting because of the mysterious nature of Black Bart. California history buffs will love it!

  • Good read

  • A Compelling StoryA Compelling StoryRising Star Reviews

    First, I love the title of this novel. The story is at once bitter and sweet; cruel and compassionate; and heart-breaking and heart-warming.
    Liza Ralston is a brave young woman, even thought she is completely out of her element. The chance meeting with Red Eagle saves her father's life, but it sets her mind and heart into turmoil. She learns how to survive and cope in the wild on her own while she cares for her father, willing him to live.

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  • Brilliantly Written And Very EntertainingBrilliantly Written And Very EntertainingAGP10 via Amazon

    I love historical novels and this story by Ms. Jenner is one of the best I have ever read! The author has captured the personality and emotions of a would-be gentleman that wanted to believe that he was doing justice to all the miners, by robbing the Wells Fargo & Company stage coaches. The story is brilliantly written and very entertaining. Anyone interested in California History should, by all means, read this book!

  • … by women who live in the country will rouse like memories for some readers… by women who live in the country will rouse like memories for some readersHarlan Hague

    Gail Jenner's collection of stories told by women who live in the country will rouse like memories for some readers. Others will enjoy reading about a lifestyle that is both familiar and strange. All will find the stories satisfying, sometimes inspirational, and always heartfelt. A good read.

  • Heartwarming Short StoryHeartwarming Short StoryJ.V. via Amazon

    This is an interesting story. It does have some gritty moments.

  • A Fascinating History of little known State of JeffersonA Fascinating History of little known State of JeffersonPatricia M. Peterson via Amazon

    For history buffs, this volume is a unique collection of photos of the mythical State of Jefferson, the area between Oregon and California. Lots of people don't know that this was a real historical movement, and the people even declared themselves a state, right before Pearl Harbor. A fun look at the history of the movement that started in the 1850s. Some of the photos I enjoyed most were the old ones of the miners and local Shasta tribe and the old towns. Some great ones of Mt. Shasta and old roads and bridges. It makes a great gift for someone who has everything and likes to read, especially history. I highly recommend this book! Lots of fun. I'd love to see a sequel.

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    160 pages of WOW, I wish I was there. How did they people do it? They traveled through the tough times. They started with very little except the will to make a place to survive and prosper. The first to come were the trappers. The next were the gold miners. Then they brought their families and they stayed. This book shows the kind of people that helped make our country great. They changed with the times. But, they never gave up. The people are real. The stories are true. If you are looking for a way to get away for a few hours, the authors of this book will help you think and use your imagination. Enjoy a fun journey!

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    Every one of the stories in this book are excellent! If you look and listen carefully you will see life's lessons. I hope you will give this book a try. I just know you're going to love them too!
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    Every one of the stories in this book are excellent! If you look and listen carefully you will see life's lessons. I hope you will give this book a try. I just know you're going to love them too!
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    This anthology contains short stories by authors who know how to write Western Romance.
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    This was a very good book. I have to say, it was a little different than I usually read, but it kept my interest! I'm glad I purchased it.

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    This story has a lot of suspense, danger and romance. I really enjoyed it.

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    Great stories of hardship, adventure and Love. Each story had their special touch in the story telling. Enjoyed all stories,each author up to their expectations.

  • Charles Bowles was a real-life man who lived in the rough times of the mid-1800s. He seemed an ordinary enough person as a son and then a husband and father. But Charles had a restless streak that changed his life completely.

    Because Charles became a stagecoach robber, a most successful robber, but definitely not an ordinary one. Charles had a unique penchant for leaving bits of poetry at the scenes of his crimes, a penchant that eventually earned him the name and title of Black Bart, The Poet Bandit.

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  • This was a story that could actually have happened. Included the wicked aunt, two bumbling men that were trying to be helpful and so much more to make the story interesting.

  • This was another short story, but not one about Mail Order Brides, but one of just falling in love with the right person.

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    A wonderful collection of recipes combined with historical details, vintage photos, and so much more! I could spend hours pouring over this book and trying all the fabulous recipes!

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    Love the book. I could not put it down.

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  • Loved it!

  • Factual and well writtenFactual and well writtenOkie1010 via Amazon

    Gail Jenner is a fine writer. The book is extremely factual. Black Bart was quite a character. If you are looking for a fast paced piece of fiction, this is not it. If you are genuinely interested in the historical facts about this California legend, Jenner has nailed it.

  • I got this book for my husband. We live in the "State of Jefferson" and he was very impressed with the photos and the writing. 

  • A book to savor!A book to savor!Patty via Amazon

    The tradition of culinary arts "is" the heart of memories made!!

    Thanks, Gail, for quickening the taste for good food, hard work, and the surrounding spirit of family throughout the ages.

  • I bought the book for my wife and she loved it.I bought the book for my wife and she loved it.David M. Bradford via Amazon

    I bought the book for my wife and she loved it . I have been reading it and find it to be a great window into the lives of women in Agg.

  • A Great Native American Perspective of The Struggles Ahead.A Great Native American Perspective of The Struggles Ahead.Gene via Amazon

    Gail Jenner is a person who can tell a good story in person or in a book! I had the privileged of being stranded with this author at the Dallas Air port, coming out of Nashville. My son Geno LeSage and I were about a showcase for a young artist in Nashville. My son was a producer at that time. Gail had just visited her son also connected to music in Nashville.

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  • I really enjoyed this book. It is good to see that the soldiers were the really bad people who tried to wipe out an innocent people! Too often it is the Indians who are blamed! They only wanted peace, but the white man with his greed prevented that. I would have liked the story to have gone on longer showing Red Eagle and Liza finally getting married and settling down with Bull Child and some of their own.

  • Ms Jenner's books are well researched and the kind you just can't put down! Black Bart is that kind of book.

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    I loved the realistic words and stories in this book. The characters came to life with the events. I will be looking for more of this authors books.

  • Cowboy romances to take you away!Cowboy romances to take you away!Sue Billings via Amazon

    This book is an anthology of six holiday stories. 1. A Christmas Groom by Stacey Coverstone, 2. Widelooping a Christmas Cowboy by Livia J. Washburn, 3. Another Auld Lang Syne by Donna Alice Patton, 4. Silver and Gold by Kaye Spencer, 5. The Perfect Christmas Gift by Gail L. Jenner, 6. Every Knee Shall Bend by Tanya Hanson. These are all wonderfully written and take place in days past. You will enjoy getting away for awhile with these sweet cowboy romances! I enjoyed this book very much.

  • Great Collection of Love StoriesGreat Collection of Love StoriesKindle Customer

    Wonderful writers, each with their own style, sharing stories of the heart that are great reads for any season. Loved the collection.

  • Entertaining and nostalgic, written by farm/ranch/country women....great read!

  • These stories will take you back to the Wild West!These stories will take you back to the Wild West!Kristine McCaffrey via Amazon

    If you enjoy historical western romances, then this anthology perfectly fits the bill. There's a widow in Arizona finding love, a German doctor falling for his abused patient, a disfigured bank robber trying to do the right thing, a Texas Ranger pursuing a desperado that entangles him with a woman newly-arrived in town, and a mid-20th century story featuring a young woman convinced she can't go through with her engagement. Each story is fun, romantic, and will take you back to the Wild West days.

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  • This was a great collection of clean Valentine love stories that any one who likes Western Romance stories would enjoy reading.

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    Throughly enjoyed all five of the books in this collection. I will be looking for more books by each of these authors. I love western genra and to find five such books for such a low price is a great find. Thank You. highly recommend to any fellow western reader.. Thank You

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    Great stories, heart warming romances, and plenty of adventure.
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    Double Crossing: great adventure crossing the country from Chicago to Sacramento. I was hoping for another chapter or two at the end to bring things to a romantic conclusion. 🙁
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    Language: varies from mild to moderate
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