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California

Statehood: 9 Sept 1850
31st state of the United States

Bordering states:
North: Oregon
East: Nevada, Arizona

Capital: Sacramento

Largest city: Los Angeles

Map: California, 1893
(click map to enlarge)
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Counties: Original 1850 California counties at the time of statehood: Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Los Angeles, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba. California County Creation Dates and Parent Counties. Counties in 2020: 58

Resources

Personal Library

Tehama County

Newspapers

Newspapers.com: California

Newspapers Archive: California

Genealogy Bank: California

Chronicling America: California

NewsLibrary: California

Community History Archive Newspapers: California

Small Town Newspapers
(Select California)

California Digital Newspaper Collection, UCR Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research

Maps

California Maps, Library of Congress

California Landowner Maps, Library of Congress

Interactive Map of California County Formation History, Maps of U.S.

Historical Maps Works: California

Official map of the County of Tehama, California, 1878
Millers on map:
E. H. Miller, Paskenta, 10
E. H. Miller, Jr., Paskenta, 2, 22, 26, 34
W. B. Miller, Paskenta, 30 (near bottom, right)
W. W. Miller, Paskenta, 29 (near bottom, right)

UC Santa Cruz Maps Collection

Manuscripts

California Manuscripts, Archive Grid

California Manuscripts, Library of Congress

Frequently used California Record Sets