In commemoration of prospectors, miners & their settlements along Humbug Creek - Frenchtown (Mowry's Flat), Humbug, Humbug City, Riderville (Plugtown) & Freetown. The Howlin Wilderness Saloon, immortalized by Joaquin Miller, was located here. Dedicated August, 27, 1988 by
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