Yreka in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Thompsonís Dry Diggings
Siskiyou County Historical Society
Erected 1948 by Siskiyou County Historical Society.
Location. 41° 44.182′ N, 122° 38.837′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Yama Street near Discovery Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 850 Yama Street, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Yreka Trail – A Mighty Town (here, next to this marker); First Log House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carnegie Library Building (approx. half a mile away); Chamberlain-Stimmel Building (approx. half a mile away); Witherill Building (approx. half a mile away); Peters & DeWitt Building (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Peters & DeWitt Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Witherill/Winckler Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yreka.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Discovery Park, bordered by Yama Street, Discovery Street and Park Place.
Also see . . .
1. Thompson's Dry Diggings Monument. This approximate spot, where gold was first discovered, was researched by Alex J. Rosborough, O. G. Steele, and W. B. H. Fairchild prior to the decision to erect this monument. On the top of the brass plaque is an artist's depiction of the gold discovery. (Submitted on November 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. History of Yreka - City of Yreka. In March 1851 Abraham Thompson, a mule train packer, discovered gold near Black Gulch while traveling along the Siskiyou Trail from Southern Oregon. This discovery sparked an extension of the California Gold (Submitted on November 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.