Humboldt County

William Perrott was born in Michigan, orphaned at 6, went west at 17, first riding shot gun on a military ammunition wagon train to Salt Lake City, then joining three other mounted horsemen, to guard a pack train to California, arriving in 1859. He may have been of French Huguenot stock, by way of Cork, …

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Potato Creek Johnny

Potato Creek Johnny…John E. Perrett…is a Deadwood legend. He is seen in this photo above showing off the gold nugget he found while prospecting (reportedly the largest ever found in the Black Hills) and his prized solid-gold watch chain. Diminutive in stature, he stood 4 feet 3 inches; grand in personality, Johnny remains a true …

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