Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Siskiyou County
The marker reads:
Near this spot in March of 1851 a real "Greenhorn" Englishman traveling through the country inquired at the Bean-McConnell diggings where he might acquire a gold mine. Mr. Bean as a joke sent him to the most unlikely spot up the hill and told him to dig under an Oak tree. No one dreamed he could strike it rich and the joke got funnier and funnier until they found he was quietly working the richest ground along the creek. To perpetuate the joke on themselves the miners baptized the creek "Greenhorn."
Dedicated April 29, 1978
By The Humbug Chapter #73 E Clampus Vitus