Humbug Mining District

Humbug Mining District (HM1BXB)

Location: Yreka, CA 96097 Siskiyou County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 47.249', W 122° 42.061'

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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.

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.

Dedicated August, 27, 1988 by
Siskiyou Historical Society &
Humbug Chapter 73 E Clampus Vitus
Year Placed1988
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73 & Siskiyou County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 7:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 524843 N 4626224
Decimal Degrees41.78748333, -122.70101667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 47.249', W 122° 42.061'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 47' 14.94" N, 122° 42' 3.66" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4415-4443 Humbug Creek Rd, Yreka CA 96097, US
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