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Cromberg in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sloat Towne Hall

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 31, 2012
1. Sloat Towne Hall Marker
Inscription. The Sloat Towne Hall is the only remaining public building in Sloat. It was built in 1935 as a union and meeting hall, and was donated by the United Independent Workers’ Union to the community in 1956.

The town of Sloat once boasted a population of over 2,000 people, made up mostly of employees at the lumber mill and box factory, miners, ranchers and itinerant workers.

Western Pacific named the station of Sloat in 1910, in honor of Commodore John Drake Sloat, who took possession of California for the United States in July, 1846. Changes in the times has caused the once boomtown to become a ghost town.
 
Erected 1986 by E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas del Oro Chapter No. 8.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 51.993′ N, 120° 43.603′ W. Marker is in Cromberg, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Sloat Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Sloat Road, Blairsden-Graeagle CA 96103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sloat Mill Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Twenty Mile House (approx.
Sloat Towne Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 31, 2012
2. Sloat Towne Hall Marker
2 miles away); Jackson, Ross, Tefft and Dempsey Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Vardanega Spring (approx. 2.5 miles away); Spring Garden (approx. 3.7 miles away); Beckwourth Trail – Greenhorn Creek Canyon (approx. 6.3 miles away); Longboard Ski Races (approx. 7.1 miles away); Jamison City, Eureka Mine and Mill, Johnstown (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cromberg.
 
Categories. Labor UnionsRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Sloat Towne Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 31, 2012
3. Sloat Towne Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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