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Yreka in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Greenhorn

 
 
Greenhorn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
1. Greenhorn Marker
Inscription. Near this spot in March of 1851 a real “Greenhorn” Englishman traveling through the country inquired at the Bean-McConnell diggings where he might acquire a gold mine. Mr. Bean as a joke sent him to the most unlikely spot up the hill and told him to dig under an Oak tree. No one dreamed he could strike it rich and the joke got funnier and funnier until they found he was quietly working the richest ground along the creek. To perpetuate the joke on themselves the miners baptized the creek “Greenhorn.”

Dedicated April 29, 1978
The Humbug Chapter #73 E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 1978 by E Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 41° 42.766′ N, 122° 39.38′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker can be reached from Greenhorn Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 516 Greenhorn Road, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavilion / Clyde Johnson Lynching (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lynching
Greenhorn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
2. Greenhorn Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); No. 4 Kingpin Hydraulic Giant (approx. 1.2 miles away); Randolph Collier (approx. 1.6 miles away); Clampers Meeting Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); Witherill Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); Witherill/Winckler Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Log House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yreka.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in the Greenhorn Park parking lot.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Greenhorn Park mining exhibit image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
3. Greenhorn Park mining exhibit
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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