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

In Memory of the Lumberjack

 
 
In Memory of the Lumberjack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
1. In Memory of the Lumberjack Marker
Inscription. They were fallers, buckers, swampers, barkers, skidders, snipers, doggers, greasers, bull punchers, skinners, hook tenders, choker setters, rigging slingers, high climbers, donkey men, whistle punks, river pigs, and more. Once they were lumberjacks, as unique and hardy a legion as any page of history can produce. At work they were prodigious, at play preposterous, and although their skid road became skidrow, they gave the forest to our nation. In its strength we find their legacy.
 
Erected 1972 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. 40° 18.573′ N, 121° 13.636′ W. Marker is in Chester, California, in Plumas County. Marker is at the intersection of First Avenue and Willow Street on First Avenue. Click for map. This marker is located in front of the Chester Civic Complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 First Avenue, Chester CA 96020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chester Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Olde Towne Corner Store (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Char's Beauty Salon
In Memory of the Lumberjack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
2. In Memory of the Lumberjack Marker
The marker is near the flagpole.
(about 700 feet away); Mt. Lassen Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chester Veterans Memorial Plaza (approx. mile away); Rainbow Lodge (approx. mile away); Dave Stratford 1945 – 2001 (approx. half a mile away); "Dinky" (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .  Logging History - Sierra Nevada Logging Museum. By the late 1800′s dramatic changes made Sierra mills a practical proposition. Animal power had, for the most part, been replaced by steam. Steam donkeys yanked logs off the mountains, steam locomotives and traction engines hauled them to the mills where steam-powered saws cut them into lumber and steam locomotives transported the lumber to market. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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