“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Zephyr Cove in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)


Glenbrook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 7, 2009
1. Glenbrook Marker
Inscription. Lumbering operations in the Glenbrook area of Lake Tahoe began in 1861. Consolidation of V-Flume systems in and near Clear Creek Canyon by 1872 made it possible to float lumber, cordwood, and sawed material from Spooner’s Summit to Carson City and to eliminate wagon hauling over the 9-year old Lake Bigler Toll Road (Kings Canyon Road).

In 1873, the new Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company, under Duane Bliss, assumed all operations, becoming the largest Comstock wood and lumber combine. It controlled over 50,000 acres of timberland, operating 2 to 4 sawmills, 2 Tahoe Lake steam tugs to tow logs, 2 logging railroads, the logging camps employing 500 men, and a planing mill and box factory in Carson City.

Timber depletion and reduced Comstock mining closed the company in 1898; it had taken 750,000,000 board feet of lumber and 500,000 cords of wood from the Tahoe Basin Forests during its lifetime.
State Historic Landmark No.219
Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology
Victor O. Goodwin

Erected by Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology, Victor O. Goodwin. (Marker Number 219.)
Location. 39° 4.86′ N, 119° 56.52′ W. Marker is in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on U.S. 50, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1928 US-50, Zephyr Cove NV 89448, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spooner Area (approx. 2.2 miles away); Spooner Summit (approx. 3 miles
Glenbrook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 7, 2009
2. Glenbrook Marker
away); We Salute John “Snowshoe” Thompson / A Tribute From Three Lutheran Churches (approx. 7.1 miles away); John A. “Snow-Shoe” Thompson (approx. 7.1 miles away); Old Mormon Station (approx. 7.1 miles away); Sky Harbor Airport and Casino (approx. 7.2 miles away); Judge Daniel Webster Virgin (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 7.4 miles away).
Also see . . .  Lumber Transportation By Water. From Thompson & West's History of Nevada 1881, With Illustrations And Biographical Sketches Of Its Prominent Men And Pioneers pp. 188-191 (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce
View of Rock Alignment on Spur Road image. Click for more information.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
3. View of Rock Alignment on Spur Road
Survey number HAER NV-12-C
Building/structure dates: 1869 initial construction.
Significance: The Genoa Peak Road spur segments were part of a major log transport network associated with the Comstock mining era. This secondary spur segment once interconnected with an elaborate network of primary and lesser skid roads. The network was the main arterial system for wood transport to Spooner Summit, the key lumberyard for the C&TL&F Co. The period of significance for this lumbering activity is 1873-1898. The spur road has retained its integrity and its overall character as a 19th century Comstock-era haul road.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 934 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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