Jefferson Statehood Project

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.

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.

Not just a state of mind,…


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