The History of El Dorado County, California by P. Sioli, page 182
This was once a rich and active mining camp, supporting two or three stores and various other places found around mining camps, John B. Hogg, after whom the place was named, and doubtless the first or one of the first settlers of the place, once picked up a piece of gold weighing $1800; many pieces found from $500 upwards. Hogg was a native of Tennessee a man of fine culture and education, he had been Deputy Secretary of the State and Clerk of the Legislature in his native State. He was a successful miner and the first mining recorder of the district, and continued as a popular man when going out of office. He died at Hoggs Diggings on August 30th, 1875, about fifty-seven or fifty-eight years old, and was burried at Hoggs Diggings burrying ground. Many friends lamented his death as he was loved in society and respected as a liberal business man. But all the old settlers are gone except James Clark and Mrs. Belsey Taylor widow of Wm. Taylor.