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SECTION 3910. Klamath.

3911. Shasta. 3912. Lassen. 3913. Siskiyou. 3914. Humboldt. 3915. Tehama. 3916, Colusa. 3917. Lake. 3918. Mendocino. 3919. Trinity. 3920. Plumas. 3921. Sierra. 3922. Butte. 3923. Nevada. 3924. Placer. 3925. Yuba. 3926. Sutter. 3927. El Dorado. 3928. Sacramento. 3929. Yolo. 3930. Amador, 3931. Alpine. 3932. San Joaquin. 3933. Stanislaus. 3934. Merced. 3935. Mono. 3936. Calaveras. 3937. Tuolumne. 3938. Mariposa. 3939. Fresno. 3940. Tulare. 3941. Kern. 3942. Inyo. 3943. San Bernardino. 3944. San Diego. 3945. Los Angeles. 3946. Santa Barbara. 3947. San Luis Obispo. 3948. Monterey. 3949. Santa Cruz. 3950, San Francisco. 3951. San Mateo. 3952. Santa Clara, 3953. Alameda. 3954. Contra Costa. 3955. Sonoma. 3956. Solano. 3957. Marin. 3958. Napa.

3901. A county is the largest political division of County

defined. the State having corporate powers.

NOTE.-See Const., Art. XI, Sec. 4.

3902. This State is divided into counties, named, Number of

counties in bounded, and constituted as provided in this Title.

the State.

defined.

3903. In describing courses the words “north,” Duo courses “south,” “east,” and “west," mean true courses, and refer to the true meridian unless otherwise declared.

courses

along,

3904. The words “northerly," “southerly," "east- Other erly,” and “westerly,” mean due north, due south, defined. due east, and due west, unless controlled by other words, or by lines, monuments, or natural objects.

3905. The words “to,” “on," " along," "with," To, on, or “ by” a mountain or ridge, mean summit point, or and with summit line, unless otherwise expressed.

3906. The words “to," “by,” “along,” “ with,” To. on, “in,” “up,” or “down” a creek, river, slough, strait, by up, or or bay, mean the middle of the main channel thereof, deliked. unless otherwise expressed.

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3907. The words “in,” “to,” or “from ”the ocean ļn, to, or shore mean a point three miles from shore. The ocean words “along,” “with,” “by,” or “on” the ocean shore, mean on a line parallel with and three miles from the shore.

3908. The mouth of a creek, river, or slough Mouth of which empties into another creek, river, or slough, is dotinod. the point where the middle of the channels intersect.

DEL NORTE.

3909. Situated in the northwest corner of the Del Norte. State, beginning at a point in the Pacific Ocean on the forty-second parallel of north latitude, being south

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ern line of Oregon; thence southerly, by ocean shore,
to a point one mile south of the mouth of the Klamath
River, forming southwest comer; thence easterly, on
a line parallel with Klamath River to a point one mile
south of the mouth of Blue Creek; thence northeast-
erly to Siskiyou Mountains; thence easterly, following
the ridge that divides the waters of Clear Creek from
the waters of Dillon's Creek, to Klamath River, at a
point equidistant from the mouths of said creeks;
thence across Klamath River and east to the summit
of Salmon Mountains, forming the southeast corner;
thence northerly in a direct line to the head of the
cañon on said river, about five miles above the mouth
of Indian Creek; thence north, crossing Klamath
River, to a point on the forty-second parallel of north
latitude, forming northeast corner; thence west to the
place of beginning.
County seat—Crescent City.

NOTE.-Stats. 1857, p. 35; 1858, p. 21.

KLAMATH.

Klamath

3910. Beginning at southwest corner of Del Norte, as established in Section 3909; thence southerly, by ocean shore, to a point west from the mouth of Mad River, forming southwest corner; thence east to a point in Trinity River, which forms common corner of Humboldt, Klamath, and Trinity; thence northeasterly to and along Scott's Mountain to its point of intersection with the ridge dividing the waters which flow into Scott's, Shasta, and Sacramento Rivers on the north from the waters which flow into Salmon and Klamath Rivers on the south, forming the common corner of Siskiyou, Klamath, and Trinity; thence northerly to and along the last mentioned ridge to the southeast corner of Del Norte, as established in Section 3909;

thence westerly along the southern line of Del Norte
to the place of beginning.
County seat-Orleans Bar.

NOTE.--Stats. 1851, p. 180; 1855, p. 200; 1856, p. 32;
1857, p. 35.

SHASTA.

3911. Beginning at the northern line of Tehama, Shasta at the head of Bloody Island, in Sacramento River; thence to and down the eastern channel to the mouth of Battle Creek; thence easterly, up Battle Creek, by the main channel, to the mouth of the middle fork, known as Digger Creek; thence up Digger Creek to its head; thence east to a point south of Black Butte Mountain, forming southeast corner; thence north, on western line of Lassen, to a rock mound, forming northeast corner, on southern line of Siskiyou; thence west, on said southern line, to Castle Rock, forming northwest corner; thence southerly along Trinity Mountain to the head of Bee Gum Creek, forming southwest corner; thence easterly down Bee Gum, Middle Fork, and Cottonwood Creeks to the western channel of Sacramento River; thence, by direct line, to the point of beginning. County seat—Shasta City.

NOTE.—Stats. 1851, p. 177; 1852, p. 228; 1852, p. 235; 1856, p. 118; 1857, p. 25; 1857, p. 109; 1859, p. 259; 1864, p. 264.

LASSEN.

3912. Beginning at southwest corner, on the Lassen. northern line of Sierra, as established in Section 3921, at a point on the summit of the ridge which crosses said line, and which divides Long Valley from Sierra Valley; thence northwesterly, following said ridge, to a point due south from the Town of Susanville; thence westerly, along the ridge separating the waters which flow into the east branch of the north fork of Feather River, running through Indian Valley, from those

which flow into the north fork of Feather River, running through Mountain Meadows, to a point on said ridge south from the point where the old and present traveled road from the Big Meadows, via Hamilton's ranch, first crosses the said North Fork; thence north, to a point east of the southeast corner of Shasta; thence west, along said extension line, to a point due south of Black Butte Mountain, being southeast corner of Shasta; thence north, to a point on southern line of Siskiyou marked by a rock mound, being northwest corner of Lassen and northeast corner of Shasta; thence east, along said line, to the eastern boundary of the State; thence south, along said State line, to the northeast corner of Sierra, as established in Section 3921; thence west, along the line of Sierra, to the place of beginning. County seat–Susanville.

NOTE.-Stats. 1864, p. 264; 1865, p. 453.

Stats. 1871-2, p. 886.
An Act providing for the survey of the line forming

a portion of the southern boundary of Siskiyou
County and the northern boundary of Lassen
County.

[Approved April 1, 1872.] [Enacting clause.)

SECTION 1. The Surveyor General is hereby directed to survey and locate that portion of the southern boundary line of the County of Siskiyou, commencing at a point known as the Devil's Castle, near and on the opposite side from Soda Springs, on the Upper Sacramento River, and running from said point due east, to the eastern boundary of the State of California, and shall plainly designate said line by suitable monuments, and describe the same upon the maps of State, in accordance with the several Acts of the Legislature of the State of California, defining the northern boundary of the County of Lassen and that portion of the southern boundary of the County of Siskiyou above described.

Sec. 2. The necessary expenses of such survey and location of said line shall be paid by the State of California, out of the General Fund thereof, to the Sur

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