There were homesteads in many remote hard to reach locations. Were all the good spots taken? Or is it because you took a government land patent without knowing anything about it? I came across this one in a small isolated prairie on the Humboldt-Mendocino line. After spending several days near this spot, I was struck by how hard it was to reach it. While the site itself was pleasant, a gentle bench and a good spring near-by, it is surrounded by very steep terrain. Perhaps this is what lead to its ultimate failure. The stove looks circa 1910s-1920s.
Who were the people that decided to settle here? What were they doing and why did they leave everything behind?