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Downieville, Sierra, County California

Downieville, Sierra County, PO and county seat, 110 miles from Sacramento, is situated on the north fork of the Yuba River. This town, one of the oldest in the northern part of the State, still enjoys, a goodly portion of its former prosperity.

Many millions of dollars of the golden dust have been extracted from the placers in the vicinity and at the present Ume several valuable quartz leads are worked, which yield remunerative returns to their owners. It is reached by stage from the Pacific Railroad at Colfax, also by stage over a well improved wagon road from Marysville and by stage from the railroad at Truckee. The "Mountain Messenger, a paper of many years standing, is published weekly.

Aiken Cyrus D, physician and druggist
Barry Edward, attorney at law
Bartlett Lewis, attorney at law
Bollo G, groceries and liquors
Bosch Ferdinand, brewery
Brown & Ward, hardware
Byington L, butcher
Callis Albert, barber
Chase O C, physician
Chappius A, liquor saloon
Cochran James, liquor saloon
Cohn A & Company, dry goods and clothing
Coloney U C, harness and saddlery
Cowden D H, attorney at law
Cunningham John, fruit and confectionery
Davidson S R, attorney at law
Elias & Brother, dry goods and clothing
Eschbacher F A, hotel
Gale John, attorney at law
Gardiner Thomas, dentist
Garibaldi & Company, groceries and liquors
Grant Patrick, dry goods
Guirzberger & Company, butchers
Hartling Valentine, boot and shoe maker
Haynes P L. Rev. clergyman (Meth)
Howard A Mead, livery stable
Ift & Zimmerman, blacksmiths
Jackson Richard Y, forwarding and packing
Johnson John, barber
Jump Alembi, physician
Kaiser E, liquor saloon
Kelly Peter, liquor saloon
Kruse Ernest, billiard saloon
Lacore Bros, carpenters
Latreille B., clothing
Luther W T k Company, forwarding and packing
Lynch C M Rev, clergyman (R C)
Manson, William & Company, iron and brass foundry
McDonald O, hotel
McGuire A J. carpenter and builder
Meany N H., liquor and billiard saloon
Meronx & Company, groceries
Mountain Messenger, Vaughn & Downer, proprietors
Nessler & Blohm, brewery
Noland & Company, blacksmiths
Orear John W, agent Wells, Fargo & Company, stationery and sporting materials
Purdy H H, jewelry
Quick John R, boot maker
Ryan William, postmaster
Scamman Henry, banker and assayer
Stoddert William, groceries
Vaughn & Downer, proprietors Mountain Messenger
Ware Larry, tailor
Weil John, groceries and liquors
Weir & Thatcher, livery stable
Wiggins James S, liquor saloon

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Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875


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