– TRANSCRIBED FROM A RECORDED AUDIO NOTE DICTATED BY KYLE VON HOETZENDORFF AT 8:14 AM ON 16 JULY 2013 DURING THE START OF BROVET #4 MYTHICAL STATE OF JEFFERSON PERMANENT.
In fact, the , as well as the federally designated Wild & Scenic Scott River, was named for John W. Scott, a prospector who in 1850 was the first to discover gold in the area. Unlike many other regions mined during the California Gold Rush, the Scott River continued to be prospected well into the 1900s via river dredging, with operations continuing in some areas until . However, it’s economic importance had been established years earlier, with trapping operations so successful in the area (now home to the towns of Fort Jones, Etna and Greenview) that the valley’s original western name was Beaver Valley. Stephen Meek, who hunted and trapped all over the West for the Hudson Bay Company, thought Scott Valley was the best trapping area he ever visited/worked.