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Guide to the State of California vs. Yuba Goldfields Collection, 1979-1985
1754-1794  
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Briefs and court decisions from 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, settlement agreement, trial briefs, complaints and answer motion for summary judgment, listing and analysis of exhibits, comments on navigability, plaintiff and defendant exhibits, depositions of witnesses, trial transcripts
Background
The principal factual issue in the case was whether the Yuba River was navigable in 1850 (year of admission of California into the Union) from Marysville upstream to about Mile 18. The Plaintiff took the position it was navigable, but the Defendants opposed. The significance of this issue was that if navigable, the Plaintiff would own the bed of the river as it existed in 1850, otherwise, it would be owned by the Defendants or others.
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Please credit California State Library.
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