First Power Commercial Sawmill Historical

First Power Commercial Sawmill Historical (HM1XNO)

Location: Forestville, CA 95436 Sonoma County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 29.594', W 122° 53.747'

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In 1834, Mariano G. Vallejo's brother-in-law, John B.R. Cooper, constructed California's first known power-operated commercial sawmill. In addition to sawing redwood lumber, the mill and settlement served as a barrier to Russian encroachment from the west. Located 1/3 mile east on Mark West Creek, the water-powered mill was destroyed by flood in the winter of 1840-41.
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HM NumberHM1XNO
Series This marker is part of the series
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Year Placed1970
Placed ByCalifornia State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Division of Forestry and Forest Products Industries of California
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 509088 N 4260547
Decimal Degrees38.49323333, -122.89578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 29.594', W 122° 53.747'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 29' 35.64" N, 122° 53' 44.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)707, 415
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8691 River Rd, Forestville CA 95436, US
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