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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25AI_jacob-van-blaren_Penn-Valley-CA.html
Anthony House Way Station, Pub & Tavern was located just off shore from Commodore Park. It was a stage stop between Marysville & the Virginia City Silver Mines. Jacob Van Blaren, a Civil War bugler, stopped at Anthony House for a period of time an…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24OT_c-p-r-r-truckee-round-house_Truckee-CA.html
Needed to house and maintain the engines of the Central Pacific Railroad during construction of the Trans-Sierra Crossing, an enclosed wooden round house was constructed here in 1868. It was razed by fire in March 1869. A 16 stall wooden structur…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/tmp-db5a6_union-hill-school_Grass-Valley-CA.html
Union Hill School was established in March 1868 as a one-room schoolhouse on the grounds of Union Hill Mine. On June 26, 1875, an argument over a trustee election took place at the schoolhouse, resulting in a stabbing and subsequent death. Three d…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZIP_floriston_Floriston-CA.html
Established in 1872 as Bronco, this railroad wood stop became a noted ice and lumber center and was renamed in 1891. The Floriston Pulp and Paper Company built the present town after 1899 and operated one of the world's largest pulp mill through 1…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZIN_clinton-narrow-gauge-railroad_Truckee-CA.html
First steam railroad logging operation in the Truckee River Basin. Commenced operation in the late 1870's under the supervision of Fred Burckhalter, head of the Pacific Lumber and Wood Co. Line extended 10 miles along Juniper Creek with hopes of e…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZIM_soda-springs-hotel_Soda-Springs-CA.html
History Before the coming of the hotels and ski areas, the only Summit industry was the railroad. There had been a few dairies, two ice houses, sheep and some lumbering, even a still on the hill, but the railroad was key to the Summit. After…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZIL_central-sierra-snow-lab_Soda-Springs-CA.html
History California has some of the most productive farmland in the world and a population of 38 million people. California alone is on of the biggest economies in the world. Water is critical to that economy and Sierran snows are critical to t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZIJ_donner-ski-ranch_Truckee-CA.html
History The first ski lift on Signal Hill (now Donner Ski Ranch) was built by Johnny Ellis in 1937. This forerunner of the "Ranch" included two rope tows powered by Model A automobiles sitting on blocks (the manila rope going around the rear w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZIE_the-transcontinental-railroad-and-boca-dam_Truckee-CA.html
In 1866 the Central Pacific Railroad in their push east over the Sierra Nevada set up Construction Camp 17 just downstream from here at the confluence of the Truckee River and the Little Truckee River. Camp 17 quickly became known as Boca, Spanish…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZHC_soda-springs-store_Soda-Springs-CA.html
History There have been many Soda Springs stores over the years on both sides of the railroad tracks. The original Soda Springs Store serviced the many industries on the Summit: ice harvesting, diaries, lumber mills, sheep grazing, and of cour…
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