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Near Castella in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Sawmill

 
 
The Sawmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
1. The Sawmill Marker
Inscription. Itís hard to imagine the roar of a sawmill in this quiet valley...

But the foundations and saw wheel in front of you are testament to a small sawmill at Sims. If you look closer, you can even make out a log pond barely visible in the brush to the left of the foundations.

Over a span of 20 years, the Sims sawmill changed hands at least four times and was rebuilt at least once. Despite these ups and downs the fact remains that the sawmill was the beginning of a little community at Sims. The community, which was also known as “Hazel Creek,” eventually boasted a post office, a one-room school house and a dozen or so families.

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Sawmill Owners
1902 Knight & Shelbeyís
1908 Sims Lumber Company
1913 George Raish & Sons
1919 Shasta Mill & Lumber Co. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 41° 3.648′ N, 122° 21.679′ W. Marker is near Castella, California, in Shasta County. Marker can be reached from Sims Road. Click for map. The marker is located in the Sims Flat Forest Service campground, near camp site #13, at the east end on Sims Road, Exit 721 off Interstate 5. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26980 Sims Road, Castella CA 96017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The Sawmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
2. The Sawmill Marker
Foundation rock work in the background.
12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. CCC Camp (1934-1939) (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Tank (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sims Bridge: A CCC First (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Hotel and Stage Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle Rock (approx. 6.4 miles away); Stone Turnpike Memorial Freeway (approx. 10.1 miles away); Klub Klondike (approx. 10.8 miles away); Dunsmuir World War Memorial (approx. 11.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Castella.
 
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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 4 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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