Monthly Archives: October 2021

John Steele and Peter Lassen

In Camp and Cabin with John Steele — part 4 On Saturday, February 1, 1851, John Steele and his friend John Donnelley left “Downie’s Diggings on Poorman’s Creek”, with the goal of hiking to Big Meadows to rejoin their company. … Continue reading

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Death in Downieville

In Camp and Cabin with John Steele — part 3. Leaving Nevada City in January 1851, John Steele and several other men headed over the snow-covered ridges, aiming for Big Meadows and the North Fork of the Feather River. They … Continue reading

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