“County’s heritage from the ante-bellum South and states-rights sympathies”

“County’s heritage from the ante-bellum South and states-rights sympathies” is a bit of an understatement. In fact, Colusa County, a mostly rural Southern Democrat county, voted for California to secede from the Union. When Lincoln was assassinated many in the county celebrated, resulting in the arrests of the most adamant revelers by Union soldiers. While these pro-South sentiments were fairly common in California in the 1860s, here in Colusa it is preserved in the architecture and inscribed on the landscape

“County’s heritage from the ante-bellum South and states-rights sympathies” is a bit of an understatement. In fact, Colusa County, a mostly rural Southern Democrat county, voted for California to secede from the Union. When Lincoln was assassinated many in the county celebrated, resulting in the arrests of the most adamant revelers by Union soldiers. While these pro-South sentiments were fairly common in California in the 1860s, here in Colusa it is preserved in the architecture and inscribed on the landscape. #secrethistory — at Colusa County Courthouse
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