Downieville in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mackerman & Company Building
Erected 1982 by Downie Chapter No. 1849, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 39° 33.628′ N, 120° 49.667′ W. Marker is in Downieville, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Main Street east of Commercial Street (California Highway 49), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 Main Street, Downieville CA 95936, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Downieville (here, next to this marker); St. Charles Hotel (a few steps from this marker); The Shooting of Thaddeus PurdyCraycroft Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Downieville Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Arrastra (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Juanita (within shouting distance of this marker); Downieville Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downieville.
Regarding Mackerman & Company Building. The Mountain Messenger is the oldest weekly newspaper still being published in California. Mark Twain once wrote articles for this newspaper.
Also see . . . The Mountain Messenger. An article on today's Mountain Messenger and its Editor. (Submitted on June 29, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 547 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.