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Near Willow Ranch in Modoc County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Willow Ranch

 
 
Willow Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
1. Willow Ranch Marker
Inscription. This monument was erected in honor of all the people who were part of what once was a thriving community when the Crane Creek and Willow Ranch Lumber Companies were in operation here from 1929 to 1959. The land was given to Modoc County by the family of Mary Louise Dougherty in her memory.
 
Erected 1988 by Alturas Parlor 159 N.D.G.W., Modoc County Historical Society, Supervisor Melvin "Andy" Anderson July 17, 1988.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 41° 54.139′ N, 120° 21.429′ W. Marker is near Willow Ranch, California, in Modoc County. Marker is at the intersection of Willow Ranch Road and South Willow Ranch Road on Willow Ranch Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Davis Creek CA 96108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Applegate Trail - Descent to Goose Lake (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Applegate Trail (approx. 10.5 miles away); The Applegate-Lassen Trail (approx. 10.5 miles away); Applegate Trail - New Road to Yreka (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
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Willow Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
2. Willow Ranch Marker
Willow Ranch image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 11, 2008
3. Willow Ranch
Willow Ranch image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
4. Willow Ranch
In the early 1940's Willow Ranch was a thriving lumber mill. Logs were cut on the west side of Goose Lake. The logs were formed into rafts of 200,000 board feet and towed across the lake by boats like this one. It took five hours to cross on a calm day. This boat is 8' wide and 26' long and is protected by metal with steel "teeth" at its bow. Kyle Amerett, Eagle Project, Alturas BSA Troop 96
The Boat and Sign image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
5. The Boat and Sign
 
 
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