Great state of 'Jefferson'? California voters ponder new state

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State of Jefferson secession movement
The State of Jefferson is an idea that dates back to the 1940s, and originally included both Douglas and Coos counties in Oregon.

If the State of Jefferson came to be, it would radically change the geography of Oregon. Suddenly, Lane County would become the southernmost point in the state along the border with Jefferson.

Chris Wright visits the State of Jefferson #LiveOnKVAL at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 26.

Historic photo from "The Elusive State of Jefferson," courtesy Peter Laufer