Henry Fuller "12 Foot" Davis
When Built: Unknown
Davis was a former prospector and local legend who got his nickname mining $15,000 worth of gold from a 12 foot plot of land between two gold claims.
Inscription on the bottom reads: "Facts of 12 Foot Davis' Life:
(Pose) He Loved This Valley, (Gold Pan) He Found Gold on a 12' Strip, (Broken Key) He never locked his door, Fountain (his generosity)"
As can be seen by the age of the cars in the postcard, the picture must have been taken in the 1960's. The monument was moved, as can be seen in the other photo.
Information Source: Here and there and Kevin Jones
Pictures Sources: Postcard and Frances Yanciw