Deadwood (HM1BYG)

Location: Fort Jones, CA 96032 Siskiyou County
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N 41° 42.857', W 122° 48.201'

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1851- 1861

The town of Deadwood, in its brief existence, was one of the most important business centers in early Siskiyou County. In 1857 there wee three stores, three saloons, two butcher shops, a bakery, a blacksmith shop, two stables, and a dairy. Among the Deadwood businessmen were William Davidson, owner of a general store and butcher shop; C.H. Pyle, operator of another butcher shop; and William Pool, owner of a trading post. The drugstore was owned by Dr, Daniel Ream. Other businessmen included Caleb Gartrell, Nathaniel Sawyer, S.E. Stone, A.B. Carlock, and M. Rosenberg. In comparison to the large business section with its two hotels, there were few residences in town. Most of the miners lived in tents, log cabins, and shelters of all types scattered along the creeks and gulches. In 1856 the town was second to Yreka in population and cast 475 votes at the county convention of 1857. Deadwood came within a few votes of winning the county seat. By 1858 the glory of Deadwood had begun to fade. On December 26, 1861 a disastrous fire burned most of the town and soon after other fires completely destroyed the town of Deadwood.

Erected by
Siskiyou County Historical Society

Small plaque below

Plaque restored in cooperation with the
Siskiyou County
Historical Society

And rededicated October 3, 2009
Humbug Chapter No. 73 and
Oregon Outpost Umpqua Joe No. 1859
E Clampus Vitus
Year Placed1948
Placed BySiskiyou County Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 516358 N 4618072
Decimal Degrees41.71428333, -122.80335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 42.857', W 122° 48.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 42' 51.42" N, 122° 48' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 132 Deadwood Creek Rd, Fort Jones CA 96032, US
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