Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Sierra County

Downieville Cemetery
12 December 2013
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Downieville Cemetery
Gold Bluff Road

Downieville Cemetery

Sometimes referred to as the "Masonic Graveyard", began in circa 1860. Interred here are the remains of many early Argonauts. Nature's storms and miner's greed exposed many graves in the prior cemetery, including that of Thaddeus Purdy, the first District Attorney of Sierra County. These departed ones were then moved to this site starting in 1876.

Dedicated August 23, 1980
By Downie Chapter No. 1849
E Clampus Vitus

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