No Wonder the Name Stuck…


Greenhorn in Siskiyou County was named after an unamed Gold Rush greenhorn who was told, as a joke, that a particular site — which everyone believed had no ore — would be the place he would strike it rich. He did.

(Life being full of rich irony and all.) 


Filed under: California History


  1. Clearly, an ore-full practical joke was played on that miner.

    Comment by Daniel J.B. Mitchell — 3.09.2012 @ 7:08 am

  2. Just a miner mistake… (Life being full of rich iron and all.)

    Comment by Renee VV — 3.09.2012 @ 10:29 am

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a comment