“State of Jefferson” Trivia Quiz

1 – Which states would have formed the state of “Jefferson”?
2 – What was the main reason behind the popularity behind forming the state of               Jefferson?.
3 – What Oregon counties would have become part of the state of Jefferson?
4 – What California counties would have become part of the state of Jefferson?
5 – What even stopped the momentum of the “State of Jefferson” movement?
6 – Which city was widely considered to be the frontrunner for becoming the
state capital of Jefferson?
7 – Today, which area seems most inclined to favor a “State of Jefferson”?

1 – Southern Oregon and Northern California; 2 – Many people in southern Oregon
and northern California felt that the state governments in Salem and Sacramento
did not do a good job of representing their interests. 3 – Coos, Curry, Douglas,
Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake – 7 counties; 4 – Butte, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity – 12 counties; 5 – The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the USA’s entry into WWII took the steam out of the “State of Jefferson” movement in 1941. 6 – Yreka in northern Siskiyou County (within 30 miles of the Oregon/California border – which had a population of less than 2,500 people in 1940. 7 – The several northernmost counties in California.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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