Remember When for Dec. 23, 2014
145 years ago
There’s gold in them thar hills! On Dec. 31, 1869, a group of prospectors from Yreka discovered gold in what would later be called Hayden Hill.
They were searching for the fabled Lost Cabin Mine, which they never found.
But a member of the party cleaned a spring and found a golden, glittering substance too prevalent to be gold, which he thought was mica. Turns out, when the mineral was assayed, it really was gold.