Near Yreka in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Humbug Mining District
After discovery of gold in 1851, million of dollars in gold were extracted along this creek and tributaries.
Principle mines were Eliza, Mono and McKinley.
First State Militia in Siskiyou Co. formed at Humbug City Dec. 6, 1855, was 75 men commanded by Capt. William Martin.
Siskiyou Historical Society &
Humbug Chapter 73 E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1988 by E Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73 & Siskiyou County Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 41° 47.249′ N, 122° 42.061′ W. Marker is near Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Humbug Creek Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yreka CA 96097, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frogtown (approx. 4.4 miles away); Yreka Trail – A Mighty Town Thompson’s Dry Diggings (approx. 4˝ miles away); Siskiyou County High School (approx. 4.8 miles away); First Log House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Carnegie Library Building (approx. 5 miles away); Chamberlain-Stimmel Building (approx. 5 miles away); Peters & DeWitt Building (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
More about this marker. This marker is on Humbug Creek Road, approximately 6 1/2 miles from CA Highway 263 via the Hawkinsville Humbug Road.
Also see . . . Humbug District - Westerm Mining History. Humbug is in north-central Siskiyou County about 10 miles northwest of Yreka. Humbug Creek, which /lows into the upper Klamath River, was extremely rich during the early days; it is credited with an output of nearly $15 million. (Submitted on November 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.