California's-Gold

The Adventure Continues… Lost Sierra

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a small town in the middle of a breathtaking landscape, you’ll enjoy Huell’s visit to Downieville, where the houses have no addresses and there are no traffic signals.  Downieville was named after William Downie, a Scotsman who mined for gold in the area in 1849.  And very little has changed in this tiny town, as Huell finds when he spends a few days there visiting with the friendly people of this hidden gem in the northern Sierras.

Join Huell and travel to Downieville, nestled high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where gold miners organized the first ski races in the country; meet the staff on the Mountain Messenger, the state’s oldest weekly newspaper; and watch a demonstration of the long, heavy wooden skis worn by the gold miners in the mid-1800s.

(Click on the linked image below to see the video.)
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