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 Amador ~ Contra Costa County Newspapers, 1894

Amador County

Population, 10,320; pursuits, chiefly mineral. The county seat of Amador is Jackson, one of the oldest settlements in the county. Amador was always one of the wealthiest counties in the State, and to-day stands high in the list of gold-producing counties, her average annual yield being about $2,000,000. The county has also an almost inexhaustible supply of timber, and many large orchards. Assessed valuation, 1891, $4,262,225. lone City, population 935.

Ione City, Population 935

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
lone Valley Echo C. T. La Grave Sat. Dem. 1883

Jackson, Population 2,623

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Amador Dispatch Wm. M. Penry Sat. Dem. 1858
Ledger Newenm & Calkins Friday Ind.-Rep. 1854

Sutter Creek, Population 1,700

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Amador Record Calkins & Son Thur. Ind. 1892

Butte County

Population, 17,939; pursuits, agricultural and mineral. By a close computation Butte county contains 1,117,440 acres; and of this about one-third is timber land, one-third agricultural land, and the remainder mineral. In the rich bottom lands are extensively grown alfalfa, sorghum, corn, broom-corn, hops, tobacco, cotton, castor-beans, and all varieties of fruits and vegetables. The broad plains are mostly devoted to raising wheat, barley and grain hay. Grain-growing is the leading industry of the county. Since 1886 the cultivation of citrus and other fruits has taken wonderful strides, and bids fair to become the chief industry. The county seat is Oroville. Total assessment of all property in county is $17,744,898.

Biggs, Population 1,000

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Argus J. M. Coffman Thur Ind 1886

Chico, Population 3,250

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Chronicle-Record Chico Pub. Co Daily Dem. 1880
Chronicle-Record, Weekly Edition Sat. Dem. 1880
Enterprise Watson Chalmers Daily Rep. 1865
Enterprise, Weekly Edition Friday Rep. 1865

Forbestown, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Mining New Era C. D. Woodman Thur. Ind. 1893

Gridley, Population 1,200

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Herald Gridley Pub. Co Sat. Ind. Dem. 1880

Oroville, Population 2,000

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Mercury Mrs. E. B. Price Daily Ind. Dem. 1883
Mercury Weekly Edition Friday Ind. Dem 1872
Register T. M. Blakely Wed. Ind. 1890

Palermo, Population 800

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Progress T. M. Blakely Wed. Ind. 1890

 Calaveras County

Population, 8,882 pursuits, chiefly mineral. It possesses a large timbered region, and the mineral wealth of the county is also very large. Agriculture, horticulture, and viticulture have lately received marked impetus. The assessed value of county property is $4,174,188. The county seat of Calaveras is San Andreas.

Angel's Camp, Population 1,100

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Mountain Echo Reed & Hubchiuson Sat. Ind. 1879

Mokelumne Hill, Population 600

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Calaveras Chronicle E. E. Burce Sat. Rep. 1851

San Andreas, Population 600

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Calaveras Citizen O. Pfortner Sat. Dem. 1870
Prospect C. W. Getchell Sat. Rep. 1881

Colusa County

Population, 8,140. This is an agricultural county, wheat being the chief product, and has been considered the banner wheat county of the United States. During the past and several preceding years, grapes, apricots, prunes, plums, pears, peaches, nectarines, cherries, apples, walnuts, figs, olives, oranges and lemons have been extensively planted. The valuation of taxable property is $13,1 17,134.

Axbuckle, Population 550

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
The People's Voice   Sat. Ind. 1890

Colusa, Population 1,400

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Gazette Mrs. M. N. Fuller Daily Ind. 1889
Gazette, Weekly Edition Thru. Ind.  
Herald DuBois & Whiting Friday Rep. 1886
Sun Sun Pub. Co. Daily Dem. 1889
Sun, Weekly Edition Sat. Dem. 18

Williams, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Farmer J. H. Callen Sat. Dem. 1887

Contra Costa County

Population, 13,515. Contra Costa is situated in the central part of the State, within fourteen miles of San Francisco, and is an agricultural and mineral county. It contains 750 square miles of territory, 444,491 acres, of which 200,000 are cultivated, and several thousand acres planted in semi-tropical fruits. Quite a number of mineral springs with superior medicinal qualities, are located in this county, and becoming favorite resorts There are several coal mines in this county, and the aggregate annual shipments from these mines is something over 200,000 tons. Eighty per cent., at least, of the grain shipped through the Golden Gate is loaded and shipped from Contra Costa county. The assessed valuation for the year 1891 was $13,117,131. The assessment-roll shows nearly $1,000 worth of taxable property to every man woman and child within its borders.

 Antioch, Population, 1,000

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Ledger C. F. Montgomery & Son Sat. Dem. 1866

Concord, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Sun S. Farjeon Sat. Ind. 1882

Martinez, Population 1,354

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Contra Costa Democrat H. A. Downer Wed. Dem. 1890
Gazette Brown & Bunker Sat Rep 1858

Orinda Park, Population 300

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Hayseed Sittings   Occas Humorous 1893

California Index | Pacific States Newspaper Index

Source: Pacific States Newspaper Directory, Sixth Edition, Palmer & Rey Type Foundry, San Francisco, 1894

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