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

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Gold Country Secession
In this Sept. 6, 2013 photo, a banner welcoming visitors to the State of Jefferson hangs in the window of a downtown business in Yreka, Calif. Movements to form a new state with counties from Northern California and Southern Oregon have erupted since 1852, and a new one is brewing among residents who feel the powerful in Sacramento, Calif., ignore the interests of rural people in the northern part of the state. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)