A collection of business and personal
papers related to the lives and work of William Spencer Lowden and his son Henry L. Lowden,
William Spencer Lowden (1830-1912) was born in Windsor, Massachusetts and came to
Sacramento, California by wagon train in 1849. He moved to Weaverville, California, in 1850,
where he engaged in mining. Following work as a trader, contractor, surveyor, and express
rider, he settled in Grass Valley, California. In 1857 he founded the Weaverville and Shasta
Wagon Road Company. Lowden's son, Henry L. Lowden (1857-1935) worked with his father in a
surveying company for many years and served, at one time, as U.S. Deputy County
19 Linear Feet
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