TIL of the “Great Republic of Rough and Ready”, a Californian mining town that seceded from the union on April 7, 1850 largely to avoid mining taxes, but voted to rejoin less than three months later when the townsfolk realized they wouldn’t be able to celebrate Independence Day.

Read more: https://westernmininghistory.com/towns/california/rough_and_ready/

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  1. *Seceded from the union…to avoid paying taxes….but voted to rejoin less than 3 months later…didnt want to kiss 4th of July*

    Yeah right. Private tax filers in the US have to file and remit taxes **Quarterly**. I bet after about 80 days they lost their nerve and were like ‘*OK, that was fun but I don’t want to go to Federal Prison so heres my taxes’*

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