1828 - 1903One of Truckee's earliest settlers. Schaffer in 1866 built the first lumber mill in the town. He freighted the locomotive San Mateo to Truckee in a winter crossing of the Sierra prior to the laying of Central Pacific tracks. This building "The Star Hotel" was built by Schaffer probably for his family. When mill operations were relocated up Martis Creek in 1871, this building was converted to a hotel and has remained in continuous operation until this day. For 24 years, the Truckee Basin supplied timber to railroads, mines and boom towns through "Uncle George's" enterprises.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691, E Clampus Vitus|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 1:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 742732 N 4356856|
|Decimal Degrees||39.32708333, -120.18403333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 19.625', W 120° 11.042'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 19' 37.50" N, 120° 11' 2.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||530, 775, 415|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10015 W River St, Truckee CA 96161, US|
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