Strange Maps has a good post up about one of the more persistent of the many efforts to divide California into one or more states. In this case, the state of Jefferson would also require dismembering Oregon, the southern counties of which feel as ignored by Salem as the far northern counties of California do by Sacramento. Strange Maps has up one proposed map of the new state, taken from a newspaper of December 6th, 1941. This was perhaps the high point of the “Jefferson movement,” but it was derailed by a little incident that happened the next day….
Anyway, enjoy the article. It’s an interesting story of what-if.