Yuba is located in the northern-central part of the state of California and a city and seat of Sutter County. It sits at the junction of Feather and Yuba rivers, in Sacramento Valley, in the northern part of Sacramento. During the California Gold rush in 1849, Samuel Brannan, Pierson B. Reading, and Henry Cheever purchased a portion of John Sutter's land that was inhabited by the Native Americans. On that same year the city was laid out and there were numerous burial mounds of the Indians that were destroyed. The settlers then developed the area to become an agricultural center at the head of the river navigation. And the surge of the population took place after the end of World War II when many of its areas that were cultivated as orchards were then converted into neighborhoods. The city's economy was based primarily on food-processing but is also supplemented by light manufacturing, steel fabrication, and the services that are based on Beale Air Force Base.
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