This Border Patrol member appears to
be looking more for an audience than for contraband.
This Photo taken on South Hwy. 99, shows Bonfire
and L to R--
Raleigh Stevens, unknown, Bill Maginnis, Frank
Motorist and those in the background are unknown.
Courtesy of Bill Maginnis.
YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE STATE OF JEFFERSON
What gives rise to repeating movements toward a new State
in the Union? What keeps alive an ideological independence shared
by so many dedicated persons? What is this vision of forming a new identity for
the northern-most parts of California and the southern-most parts of Oregon?
Politically: There is the ever present dissatisfaction with far-away State governments. They never seem
to acknowledge the needs of the people inhabiting the most rugged and wild
environments of both of these states. Although a new Statehood is only a remote
possibility, these populations still feel the need for better representation. The favored solution is to create a more local governmental structure, whereby the rural communities can address their issues more effectively.
In the present day, many supporters are economically motivated and see the movement as a way to attract more commerce to the area. It is sometimes used as a reminder to 'shop locally' and help the rural economy grow.