Stateline, California

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Coordinates: 38°57′30″N 119°56′38″W / 38.95833°N 119.94389°W / 38.95833; -119.94389

Stateline
Former unincorporated community
Stateline is located in California
Stateline
Stateline
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°57′30″N 119°56′38″W / 38.95833°N 119.94389°W / 38.95833; -119.94389
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 6,279 ft (1,914 m)

Stateline (formerly, Lakeside and Laphams)[2][3] is a former unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California, now incorporated into South Lake Tahoe, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 6279 feet (1914 m).[1] As its name suggests, it is at the state line with Nevada, and mirrors the adjacent community of the same name.

The name Laphams commemorates William W. Lapham who opened a hotel here in the 1850s.[2] The pony express route ran through the community circa 1861 on the leg between Friday's Station and Yanks. A post office operated at Stateline from 1901.[2] It was along the Lincoln Highway Sierra Nevada Southern Route by 1916. The locale acquired the name Lakeside between 1930[4] and 1955;[3] then was quickly changed to Stateline thereafter.[5] The community was a subject in an interstate border dispute.[6] After a 1980 US Supreme Court ruling, the community of Stateline was nominally moved east, and the California portion dissolved into South Lake Tahoe.[7][8][9] The currently accepted interstate border is marked by the 1893 US CGS Federal Survey Monuments No. 1.[10][11][7] No. 2,[12][7] and No.3.[13][7] Disturbing survey monuments is illegal.[14][15][16][17] as is land title fraud.[15][18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stateline, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 561. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ a b United States Geological Survey (1955). Markleeville Sheet (JPEG) (Topographic map). 1:125,000. Reston, VA: United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  4. ^ United States Geological Survey (1930). Markleeville Sheet (JPEG) (Topographic map). 1:125,000. Reston, VA: United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  5. ^ United States Geological Survey (1957). Bijou, Calif.-Nev (JPEG) (Topographic map). 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Reston, VA: United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  6. ^ California v. Nevada, 44 U.S. 125 (Supreme Court of the United States 1980).
  7. ^ a b c d United States Geological Survey (1982). South Lake Tahoe, Calif.—Nev (JPEG) (Topographic map). 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Reston, VA: United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  8. ^ United States Geological Survey (1992). South Lake Tahoe, Calif.—Nev (JPEG) (Topographic map). 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Reston, VA: United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  9. ^ United States Geological Survey (1891). Markleeville Sheet (JPEG) (Topographic map). 1:125,000. Reston, VA: United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  10. ^ "NGS Data Sheet - INITIAL MON 1 CA NV". Survey Marks and Datasheets. NOAA: National Geodetic Survey. 
  11. ^ "Granite Boundary Monument No. 1 - South Lake Tahoe, CA". Waymarking.com. Groundspeak, Inc. Retrieved 20 June 2018. 
  12. ^ "NGS Data Sheet - BOUNDARY MON 2 CA NV". Survey Marks and Datasheets. NOAA: National Geodetic Survey. 
  13. ^ "NGS Data Sheet - BOUNDARY MON 3 TEMP POINT". Survey Marks and Datasheets. NOAA: National Geodetic Survey. 
  14. ^ "18 U.S. Code § 1858 - Survey marks destroyed or removed". United States Code. United States. Whoever willfully destroys, defaces, changes, or removes to another place any section corner, quarter-section corner, or meander post, on any Government line of survey, or willfully cuts down any witness tree or any tree blazed to mark the line of a Government survey, or willfully defaces, changes, or removes any monument or bench mark of any Government survey, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned 
  15. ^ a b "18 U.S. Code § 1001 - Statements or entries generally". United States Code. United States. whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of ...the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully—(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;...shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years 
  16. ^ "Business and Professions Code - §8771 Setting of monuments in general; monument perpetuation" (PDF). State of California. 
  17. ^ "36 CFR Part 800 - PROTECTION OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES". Code of Federal Regulation. United States. 
  18. ^ "Calif. Evidence Code 668". The State of California. An unlawful intent is presumed from the doing of an unlawful act. This presumption is inapplicable in a criminal action to establish the specific intent of the defendant where specific intent is an element of the crime charged. 
  19. ^ "California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 484". The State of California. Every person …who shall knowingly and designedly, by any false or fraudulent representation or pretense, defraud any other person of … real or personal property … is guilty of theft