Major William Downie Cabin Site

Major William Downie Cabin Site (HM15D6)

Location: Downieville, CA 95936 Sierra County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 33.788', W 120° 49.535'

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Downie, a native of Scotland arrived in San Francisco on July 5, 1849. He moved up the Yuba to The Forks, arriving in November of 1849. On this site, he built the first structure in Downiville and took residence on December 10, 1849. It has been rumored that Downie had offered a cup full of gold if they would name The Forks (as it was known then) Downieville. It is not certain if the price was actually paid. Downie was one of the most famous of all the gold seekers and is considered the founder of Downieville.
HM NumberHM15D6
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1993
Placed ByMajor William Downie Chapter 1849, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 3:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 686793 N 4381529
Decimal Degrees39.56313333, -120.82558333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 33.788', W 120° 49.535'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 33' 47.28" N, 120° 49' 32.10" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 E River St, Downieville CA 95936, US
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