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PART IV.

OF THE GOVERNMENT OF COUNTIES, CITIES, AND

TOWNS.

TITLE I. OF COUNTIES.

II. THE GOVERNMENT OF COUNTIES.
III. THE GOVERNMENT OF CITIES.
IV. LIABILITY OF COUNTIES AND CITIES FOR

INJURIES TO PROPERTY BY MOBS OR
RIOTS.

TITLE I.

OF COUNTIES.

CHAPTER I. County Boundaries and County Seats.

II. General Provisions relating to Counties.

CHAPTER I.

COUNTY BOUNDARIES AND COUNTY SEATS.

SECTION 3901. County defined.

3902. Number of counties in the State.
3903. Due courses defined.
3904. Other courses defined.
3905. To, on, along, and with mountain ridge.
3906. To, on, along, with, by, up, or down a creek, defined.
3907. In, to, or from ocean shore.
8908. Mouth of creek defined.
3909. Del Norte.

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. 3945. 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 bounded, and constituted as provided in this Title.

counties in the State.

3903. In describing courses the words “north,” Due courses “south," “east,” and “west, east,” and “west," mean true courses,

and refer to the true meridian unless otherwise declared.

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.

ridge. 3906. The words “to," “ by,” “ along,” “ with,” To. on, “in," “up,” or “down

“ down” a creek, river, slough, strait, by, up, or or bay, mean the middle of the main channel thereof, greek unless otherwise expressed.

mountain

along, with,

defined,

shore.

3907. The words “in,” “to,” or “from” the ocean In, 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 dolined. 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;

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