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[top] Mine on Bogus Creek, Siskiyou County. [bottom] Bogus Creek and Bogus Mountain.
California State Library
Record no: 001379279 (top),
Description from the California State Library website (Accessed: 1 July 2010):
According to Erwin G. Gudde, California Gold Camps, "The place is so named because counterfeiters operated here." No gold was found. These "daguerreotypes on glass" illustrate the gullibility of the miners as they rushed off to new claims in response to rumors of rich strikes.