Sierra County History

Forgotten Burials

By Cory Peterman

Along the former trail that leads to the High Commission Mine near Downieville, an iron cross stands alone, marking the final resting place of Henry Dalgas, a native of Denmark who died in Downieville on August 29, 1860. Unfortunately, I have never found any records on Henry Dalgas – how old was he when he passed away? What did he do in Downieville? Did he have any remaining family members? These questions remain unanswered.

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