Chapter 1846 History

Humbugs and what they’ve done, where and when
# Name Year Satus* Plaque(s) Where When

* Either still Alive to some degree, as far as we know, or GTGH (Gone to the Golden Hills)

! Social (Non-Historical) Plaque

  1. California Historical Landmark
  2. Joint dedication with Mountain Charlie 1850
  3. Joint dedication of Norton Bridge: Yerba Buena 1, Joaquin Murrieta 13, Sam Brannan 1004, Monterey Viejo 1846 & Mountain Charlie 1850
  4. Joint dedication with Yerba Buena 1
  5. This plaque was Miller’s but since it was put on state property, it took until Corbin’s year to secure permission – Caveat Erector
  6. Joint dedication with Platrix 2
  7. Brooks also erected “plaque less plaque” (not enumerated herein) in April ’94 when he planted three pines in Pacines to commemorate it as the original Tres Pinos: Dan Rosas re-planted two of them April ’08. CQA
  8. Joint dedication with Branciforte 1797
  9. Joint Dedication with James Savage 1852
  10. This plaque was Amos’s but bank of America was slow to approve affixing our bronze to there building – Caveat Erector
  11. “Snerd” was the NOM DE CLAMP of Jim McRory, an exemplary Clamper who went to the Golden Hills 8 years earlier. Not precluded from serving as Humbug, he had a pretty good year
  12. Joint dedication with Branciforte 1797 and Mountain Charlie 1850
  13. Joint dedication with Branciforte
1. Ed Pfingst 1962-63`
2. Harry Braurer 1964 #1: Old Gabriel Carmel Mission (Removed) 11-07-64
3. William Marsh 1965 #2: Col. W.W. Hollister Home Hollister (Uncredited) 03-27-65
4. William Lamoreaux 1966 GTGH #3: Wagon Cave Jolon Area (Stolen) 04-30-66
5. Peter Hoss 1967 #4: John C. Gilroy Gravesite Gilroy 04-22-67
#5: Monterey/P.G. Tunnel Monterey 12-09-67
(3.) (William Marsh) 1968 #6: Battle of Natividad [1] Salinas 05-10-69
#7: Flora Wood Monterey (Stolen) 09-13-69
(5.) (Peter Hoss) 1969-1970
6. Clyde Rey 1971 GTGH #8: Juan Bautista Castro Castroville 04-24-71
7. Cliff Michaelson 1972-73 GTGH #9: Tres Pinos Hotel Tres Pinos 06-02-73
#10: Jim Jack’s Cabin San Juan Bautista 11-17-73
8. Tom Garat 1974 GTGH #11: Hotel Bayview Aptos 11-02-74
9. Alan J. Butler 1975 #12: Mountain Charlie’s Cabin [2] Mt. Charlie Road 10-25-75
10. Frank Borovich 1976 GTGH #13: Cottage Corners Saloon Hollister 04-24-76
#14: Monterey/Salinas R.R. Monterey Yacht Harbor 10-23-76
11. Leroy Hansen
12. Herman Wrende 1978 GTGH #15: Stag Saloon Gonzales (Removed) 10-21-78
13. Caralino Ruiz 1979 GTGH #16: Limekiln Monorail Cienega Rd. Pacines Area 04-21-79
14. David Kennedy 1980 GTGH #(9): Tres Pinos Hotel (Rededication) Tres Pinos 06-23-80
#17: Branciforte Adobe Santa Cruz 10-18-80
15. Harry Hill, Sr 1981 GTGH #18: 19th Hole Rendezvous Tres Pinos 04-25-81
#19: Trescony Brand & Butte St. San Lucas (Lost) 10-17-84
#20: Santa Cruz Mission [1] Santa Cruz 10-02-82
16. John D. Loomis 1982 GTGH #21: Whiskey Hill Saloon Freedom (removed) 10-16-82
#22: Molloy’s Springs [3] S. San Francisco 01-15-83
17. John W. Wright 1983 GTGH #(6): Battle of Natividad [1] (Rededication) Salinas 10-29-83
#23: Barbeque Trailer [!] (Mobile) 10-29-83
18. Lee Collins 1984 #24: China Beach New Brighton 10-20-84
19. Rich Hilgers 1985 #25: Tortilla Flat Procrastination [4] Monterey 07-13-85
#26: Bell Station [2] Pacheco Pass 10-19-85
20. Bob Zitko 1986 GTGH #27: Mt. Olivet Cemetery [3] Colma 01-11-86
21. Eddie Falconi 1987 GTGH #28: Cavalli’s Blacksmith Shop [3] Colma (At Old Molloy’s) 01-10-87
#29: Felton Covered Bridge [12] Felton 10-10-87
22. Brad Miller 1988 #30: John C. Fremont [5] Fremont Peak 08-12-89
23. Steve Corbin 1989 #31: Chapin Pines [!] Salinas 04-22-89
#32: James A. Hall Footstone Watsonville 04-22-89
#33: Georgiana Bruce Kirby House Santa Cruz 10-14-89
24. Bill Morris 1990 GTGH #34: P.W. Ranch [!] Pacines Area 05-04-90
#35: Humbug Homestead [!] Royal Oaks 07-26-90
#36: Tidball Store Jolon 10-06-90
25. Doug Chapin 1991 #37: Natividad/New Natividad Salinas 05-04-91
#38: Manchester Los Burros Area 10-12-91
26. Ellswoth Amos 1992 GTGH #39: Hollister Train Service [6] Hollister 04-25-92
27. John Wrobel 1993 #40: Ocean Shore Railway Swanton 04-24-93
#41: San Juan Pacific Railway San Juan Bautista 08-14-93
#42: Last Chance Mine Los Burros Area 10-23-93
28. Lee Brooks [7] 1994 GTGH #43: Spreckles Sugar Plant Spreckles 10-23-94
29. Rif DeFont 1995 #44: Steinbeck House Salinas 04-22-95
#45: Artichoke Growers & Shippers North Monterey County High School 09-16-95
30. Alvin Elliot 1996 (#13:) Cottage Corners (Rededication) Hollister 04-20-96
31. Dennis Chapman 1997 #46: Coastline Stage (At Plaza Hotel) San Juan Bautista 09-06-97
32. Jim Bricker 1998 (#21:) Whiskey Hill [8] (Rededication) Freedom 06-27-98
#47: Pleyto Townsite Lake San Antonio 10-24-98
33. Carl Taylor 1999
34. Hector Anaya 2000
35. George Peabody 2001 #48: Benitoite (Ca. State Gemstone) [9] SE San Benito County 10-27-01
36. Gil Rosas 2002 #49: XNGH John Wright 25th Anniversary [!] (Bust) Royal Oaks (Humbug Homestead) 07-18-02
37. Jim Reynolds IRJR 2003 #50: First Salinas Library [10] Salinas 02-26-03
38. Jack Gibson 2004 #51: Tres Pinos – Pacines Pacines 04-17-04
#52: Gonzales Gonzales 10-16-04
39. Ronnie Chapman 2005
40. Mike Stanton 2006
41. Snerd [11] 2007 GTGH #53: Vineyard School [12] Cienega Rd. Hollister Hills 06-02-07
42. Dan Rosas 2008
(33.) Carl Taylor 2009 #54: “Wino Willie” Forkner Hollister (Johnny’s Bar) 04-11-09
#55: Stage Saloon (Rededication) Gonzales 10-24-09
43. Todd Leonard 2010 #56: Graniterock Quarry [13] Aromas 09-18-10
44. Pete Duvall 2011 Memorial of “John D. Loomis” Hollister (Bolado Park Doins) 04-30-11
#57: Don Chappin Friggin Internation Airport Greenfield in memory of John Loomis 10-22-11
45.  Robert Wekerle  2012
46.  Robert Cromeenes  2013
47  Kevin Bonvie 2014
48  Jeff Adams 2015
49  Mark Fuentes 2016  #58: Palmtag Cutting Shed  San Benito County Historical Park  9-24-16
50  Craig Longacre 2017
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