Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Sierra County

Cannon Point Near Downieville 12 December 2013
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Cannon Point
SR 49 Near Saddleback Road

This cannon, purchased in San Francisco in 1862, was used for celebrations, special events, and Independence Day.

Although it looks like a toy, it weighs twelve hundred pounds and fires a twelve-pound ball. It was responsible for at least one accidental death.

Source: www.malakoff.com

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