Downieville, California, Major William Downie

Downieville, California – Named After Major William Downie

In the autumn of 1849, Major William Downie led an exposition of nine miners, seven of whom were African American, up the North Fork of the Yuba River. The miners founded a town in the mountains which was named Downieville, California.

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