Howdy, folks.

Long time no read. I was reading through old California newspapers and came upon this report of a robbery in Dinahville, CA:

"ROBBERY AT DOWNIEVILLE. The Marysville Democrat, of March 23d, has the following: A very daring robbery wag committed, on Sunday night last, at a place called Dinahville, in Placer county, some seven miles from Johnson's Crossing. The store of Otto, Thiele & Co. was entered by a company of four or five men, with masks on their faces and well armed, and quite extensively ransacked. The first the parties sleeping in the house were aware of anything, they were awakened by the scoundrels and commanded to unlock the safe. Eleven hundred dolalrs in quicksilver dust and two hundred dollars in coarse specimens were taken therefrom, and the robbers took their departure. After they had gone, it was discovered that they had also carried away with them eight pairs of gray cassimere pants, eight black cloth coats, besides other clothing and several pairs of boots. The fellows were dressed in gray pants and black coats. It is understood, we believe, that $500 is offered for their arrest, although it is a matter of some doubt from the fact that no reward is advertised."
Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 17, Number 2493, 24 March 1859

Obviously the town/village was in Placer County somewhat near Downieville. The only Johnson's Crossing I found is near Wheatland in Yuba County near the old Emigrant Trail.

Does anyone know where this was or if anything remains to show that people lived there?