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The History Mystery #61

This photo was part of a collection that we recently received at the Coarsegold Historical Society.

It says Melvin Place on the back so we know it was taken in Coarsegold, but we need help in identifying the three cowboys in the photo. (click photo to enlarge)

Any information would be appreciated. Please comment below or email us at coarsegoldhistoricalsociety.com or comment on our Facebook page.

Submitted by Karen Morris, Historian
Coarsegold Historical Society/Museum (559) 642-4448.

Followup on The History Mystery #60

Without the support of our readers, none of our Mysteries would be solved. Thank you for the following information.

North Fork History Group

“The sign is a grave marker for Daniel McSwain, 8/13/1861 – 5/30/1922. Mr. McSwain operated a mine within the Sierra National Forest. He passed away in 1922, and was buried at the mine site.

“After the original sign was taken from the grave site, the Forest Service posted a replica sign, to mark the grave, that included the same poem. The sign that was brought in to the SHSA is probably Daniel McSwain’s original grave marker.”


Marie Mogge
Heritage Resources
Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District

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