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Surprise Valley Snapshot (1900 census)

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Listing those in the 1900 census... Modoc County, CA

(project in formative stage) A .pdf file will be added at a later date that cross-references and provides notes...

Districts being entered as of Dec 2018

mining fascination

After the initial boom of having a military post subsided and Alturas was chosen as the county seat, the goal for Ft. Bidwell became: "how to maintain development" for the future that is, how to stay viable.... Scams promoting great mining possibilities was one such tactic.

especially in Surprise Valley!