We enjoyed seeing locals Paul Matson and Sally Harris being interviewed on KCRA 3 news while attending the Fourth of July parade in Downieville. I have lots of wonderful childhood memories of visiting my uncle’s mining claim on the Downey River, just north of town, where we would camp, fish and pan for gold. And I have a handful of gold nuggets in a glass vial to show for it!
At around 1:52 on this KCRA video, I hear Paul state: “I think bubble wrap is the best thing since sliced bread”! Well said.