An Unusual Death in Downieville's Gold Rush
May 2000 by Richard H. Peterson, PhDWhile women were extremely rare in the early California gold camps, their relative absence did not always guarantee their safety or protection if they happened to be of Mexican nationality. The most memorable, graphic example of this tendency took place in Downieville, seat of Sierra County located on a fork of the Yuba River.
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