Rough and Ready
Rough and Ready was settled by members of a mining company from Wisconsin back in 1849. Their leader, Captain Townsend, had served under General Zachary Taylor during the U.S. and Mexican War. General Taylor, whose nickname was ‘Old Rough and Ready’, became the 12th President of the United States. Captain Townsend named the settlement Rough and Ready after General Taylor, shortly after he became president.
In April of 1850 the residents of Rough and Ready called a meeting and decided to secede from the Union. They wanted to avoid the new mining claim taxes being imposed. The Great Republic of Rough and Ready was formed on April 7, 1850. They elected Col. E. F. Brundage as the new President and their constitution was signed. The Great Republic of Rough and Ready became one of the world’s smallest nations. However, about 3 months later, just before Independence Day, the people had a change of heart and agreed to rejoin the Union. It wasn’t until 1948, during some historical research conducted by the Postmaster, that is was discovered that Rough and Ready had never officially returned to the Union. So on June 16, 1948 a letter from Assistant U.S. Attorney T. Vincent Quinn restored Rough and Ready as part of the U.S. Even to this day, Rough and Ready celebrates Secession Days each June. It’s a festive event with a Pancake Breakfast, music, local arts and crafts, and fun for the whole family.
Rough and Ready real estate offers rural living with the convenience of amenities close by. Many of the properties are 5 acre parcels or larger, and you will find a wide variety of real estate options. Call me for more information about Rough and Ready real estate.
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