“Pop, pop” without fireworks in Downieville parade

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.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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