The State of Jefferson (Then and Now) 


As early as 1852, the hardy settlers of the self -proclaimed State of Jefferson began to rally against the California and Oregon governments. The autonomous and determined spirit of border-county residents perseveres today, and nowhere is this better evidenced than in the character of the communities that remain.

  • Series: Then and Now
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (August 8, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738547697
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738547695
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
Based on 13 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book.

My grandma (Bernita Tickner) co-authored this book with Gail Jenner, they devoted all their energy into making their books educational and accurate. I highly recommend reading this one and researching the other books they wrote.

wendy hurlimann February 14, 2023

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book.

This book would benefit from having a map describing the extent of the State of Jefferson and the growth of that concept over time. As an amateur historian, it would be great to have such a visual added to this book. The images are great and there should be a newer version published to further the understanding of such an independent mind set and the potential value of such a state. Would the State of Jefferson be sustainable as such over a long time? Maybe?....

DCG June 13, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars

Good product

Mark A. October 14, 2016

5.0 out of 5 stars Many many pictures.. interesting time for the south ...

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

richard f. moell July 30, 2016

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars

Short on text but very long on pictures, not all related to the topic. Otherwise, well done.

Walt October 2, 2015

4.0 out of 5 stars Where the book was interesting regarding the thing to see ...

Where the book was interesting regarding the thing to see and the area in general. I was hopping for more on the movement, the politics, outcome and on going activities.

Brett J. Conklin July 6, 2015

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect

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

Sheri Lynne Pool December 3, 2009

5.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating History of little known State of Jefferson

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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