Greenhorn (HM1BUS)

Location: Yreka, CA 96097 Siskiyou County
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N 41° 42.766', W 122° 39.38'

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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
Year Placed1978
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 3:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 528589 N 4617942
Decimal Degrees41.71276667, -122.65633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 42.766', W 122° 39.38'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 42' 45.96" N, 122° 39' 22.80" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 516 Greenhorn Rd, Yreka CA 96097, US
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