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Rough and Ready in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rowe Saw Mill

1865

 
 
Rowe Saw Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
1. Rowe Saw Mill Marker
Inscription. In the 1860ís there were four saw mills in this area. This display, in honor of his founding fathers, is from the Tom Rowe Saw Mill, and displays how the mill works. The foreman stood in the cage and called out the beam size (8x8, 12x12, etc.) then the cutter set the blade which was on a track, and rode the blade down the track until the beam cut was complete. The beam then went to the mines to build the shafts.
 
Erected 2010 by Wm. Bull Meeks-Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 13.796′ N, 121° 8.163′ W. Marker is in Rough and Ready, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Rough and Ready Highway. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the western town at the Rough and Ready Toll House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14365 Rough and Ready Highway, Rough and Ready CA 95975, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Grinding Rock (here, next to this marker); The China Wall (a few steps from this marker); Rough and Ready Toll House (a few steps from this marker);
Rowe Saw Mill Marker and Mill Display image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
2. Rowe Saw Mill Marker and Mill Display
Marker is mounted on the cage described in marker text.
Toll Road Stake (within shouting distance of this marker); Fippin's Blacksmith Shop (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Republic of Rough and Ready (about 700 feet away); Rough and Ready (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lyman Gilmore, Jr. (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rough and Ready.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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