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Downieville
GPS *** N39' 34.071 W120' 49.503 *** elev. 3050'
 
 
 
DOWNIEVILLE CEMETERY
 
SOMETIMES  REFERRED  TO  AS  THE  "MASONIC
GRAVEYARD",  BEGAN  IN  CIRCA  1860.  IN-
TERRED  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  MOVED  TO
THIS  SITE  STARTING  IN  1876.
 
DEDICATED  AUGUST  27,  1983
DOWNIE  CHAPTER  NO.  1849
E  CLAMPUS  VITUS