Igo is the relocated town of Piety Hill, once located on the other side of Conger Gulch a quarter of a mile east of today’s downtown Igo.
Because Piety Hill stood on top of an ancient riverbed that the Hardscrabble Mine was planning to hydraulically mine for the gold it contained, plans were made to lay out a new town across Conger Gulch. George McPherson, superintendent of the mine, began laying out the new town in 1866. The first resident in the new town was William Conger. Before long, others followed. Only the white residents moved to Igo; the Chinese stayed at Piety Hill. As fate would have it, Piety Hill was not destroyed by hydraulic mining. It was a very close call because the mining stopped right at the edge of town.
Like Ono and Piety Hill, there’s more than one colorful version on how Igo received its name. One version claims Igo and Ono received their names from McPherson’s young son, who, when seeing his father leave for work, would put on his own hat and say, “I go,” and his father would answer with “Oh no.” Still another version claims the name was derived from an incident between a Chinese man and two white miners who came upon a prospective site occupied by a Chinese miner who didn’t want to leave. When the Chinese man was asked to leave, he replied, “Oh no.” When again asked to leave, this time with the gesture of a pistol, he replied “I go.” One man named his claim for the first response, while the other named his for the second response. Still another version claims the name was derived from an incident between a Chinese man and white miners who came upon a prospective site occupied by the Chinese miner. When the miners claimed the land and told the Chinese man to leave, he said “I go” and moved on. Some time later, as the white miners moved on from the first claim, they again came upon the Chinese man and again told him to move on to which the Chinese man said “Oh no”.
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