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Downieville-MountainMessenger

Downieville
GPS *** N39' 33.623 W120' 49.670 *** Elev. 2898'

 
MACKERMAN & COMPANY BUILDING
 
CONSTRUCTED  CIRCA  1852.  JOSEPH  MACKERMAN
USED  THE  BUILDING  AS  HOME  AND  BREWERY.
SINCE  THAT  TIME  THE  BUILDING  HOUSED  A  DRUG
STORE,  MEAT  MARKET  AND  CALIFORNIA'S  OLD-
EST  WEEKLY  NEWSPAPER  - - -  THE  MOUNTAIN
MESSENGER.  THIS  FIREPROOF  BUILDING,  WITH
ITS  IRON  DOOR,  THREE  FOOT  THICK  WALLS
AND  FOUR  FOOT  THICK  MUD  AND  BRICK
CEILING  IS  A  FINE  EXAMPLE  OF  GOLD  RUSH
ARCHITECTURE.
 
DEDICATED  AUGUST  28,  1982
DOWNIE  CHAPTER  NO. 1849
E  CLAMPUS  VITUS
 

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