Downie, Archibald

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Record 193/2101
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Collection Miscellaneous
Photographer Parker's Studio or M. M. Hazeltine
Description Archibald Downie & wife. "Over three score years of age, Mr. Archibald Downie was born in Scotland in 1835, and came to New York at the age of 17. He shortly after went to California and for the next sixteen years was engaged in mining in Nevada, Eldorado and Sierra Counties, owning the Key Stone diggings, from which he and his partners took out $92,000.00 in eleven months. Selling out his interest in the ground left for $92,000, in six months sixty thousand more was taken out. He acted then as the manager for the Nebraska mine in Nevada County for two years, and then again became possessor of some rich placers which he worked with success for a number of years. Finally, feeling the effects of underground or deep placer work, he came to Oregon in 1870, staying a short time only in Baker City, and then moving to Sumpter, he began mining again in Tamarack gulch. "Archie" Downie, as he is familiarly known to all, is a typical miner, shrewd in business, but with a heart as large as an ox."
Source: p. 30, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
Object ID 1980.1.551
Place Sumpter
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