Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Sierra County
Ancestrally, local streams and tributaries of the North Yuba River washed large quantities of gold searing sediments through this area, leaving very rich gravel banks or "bars". In 1849, pioneers Miles and Andrew Goodyear and party prospected and settled here. News of their rich finds spread and the "boom" was on. Claims were restricted to only a single 30' square to the man with one company producing 646 oz. in one week. After the initial rush moved on a long-standing community of up to 400 Chinese miners profitably re-worked the older diggings.
Credo Quia Absurdum
Dedicated August 28, 2004
Major William Downie Chapter 1849
E Clampus Vitus.