California Gold Camps Towns with picturesquely whimsical names like Whiskey Bar, Hangtown, Devil's Retreat, You Bet, Gouge Eye, and Rough And Ready beckoned the modern-day Argonauts much like the Sirens of mythology beckoned the Greek sailors.

Those early California Gold camps with their boardwalks, muddy streets, false-front buildings and tent houses were as vivacious as their names … Continue reading California Gold Camps Towns with picturesquely whimsical names like Whiskey Bar, Hangtown, Devil’s Retreat, You Bet, Gouge Eye, and Rough And Ready beckoned the modern-day Argonauts much like the Sirens of mythology beckoned the Greek sailors.