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Mining District of California.
Map of the Mining District of California, in Appendix to Jackson's Map of the Mining Districts of California. William A. Jackson. New York: 1851
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First published in 1850, this second revised edition of California counties shows for the first time some of the mining activity in the south, which Jackson was involved with as an engineer. The Appendix volume, which the map illustrates, lists all the gold discoveries since 1849. Interestingly, it labels Santa Cruz County “Branciforte.” The name Branciforte comes from Villa de Branciforte, a secular pueblo founded in 1797 by the Spanish colonial government of Alta California.