"The state of Jefferson is where I want to raise my son." ~ Kayla Brown
The Board of Supervisors in California's Siskiyou County voted on Tuesday to pursue seceding from California, citing their frustration with a lack of representation in a state legislature dominated by Southern California interests. Supporters of leaving the state believe Siskiyou County should join with other rural counties in Northern California and Southern Oregon to form the new state of Jefferson. Actually, talk of a state of Jefferson goes back to the 1940s. Check out the website for the Jefferson Statehood Project here.
Below, is one proposed map of the 51st state of Jefferson, carved out of parts of N. California and S. Oregon.