Ol' Beth Historical

Ol' Beth Historical (HM1X3U)

Location: Angels Camp, CA 95222 Calaveras County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 4.528', W 120° 32.741'

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This Best 110 hp steam traction engine, built 1903-1906, was originally used by Pacific Borax Co. to pull ore wagons. The next owner was the Dixie Mill, near Sheep Ranch, where it was used to haul logs down the steep hillsides to the loading deck. The mill was purchased by Giacomo Oneto in 1923, and Ol' Beth was used there until the mill closed in the late 1940s. The passage of the Timber and Stone Act in 1878 allowed for the individual acquisition of 160-acre parcels of timbered land, and speculators made agreements with patentees, assembling vast tracts of prime, virgin groves of timber for sawmill investors. In the higher elevations, logging became a significant local industry in the 1890s through the 1940s.
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HM NumberHM1X3U
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Placed ByAngels Camp Museum, sponsored by Native Sons of the Golden West in memory of esteemed member Millard Smallin
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 715277 N 4217032
Decimal Degrees38.07546667, -120.54568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.528', W 120° 32.741'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 31.68" N, 120° 32' 44.46" W
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Area Code(s)209
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 753-765 California 4 Business, Angels Camp CA 95222, US
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