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Pollock Pines in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Logging in El Dorado County

 
 
Logging in El Dorado County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 14, 2016
1. Logging in El Dorado County Marker
Inscription. By the end of the war with Mexico in 1847, California’s non-native population was a mere 15,000. The 49ers pushed the population of El Dorado County beyond 20,000 by 1850. As winter approached, the minors replaced their tents and shanties with wooden structures. Settlements and towns were erected almost overnight.

El Dorado County timber provided lumber to develop Sacramento, Placer and Amador Counties, and later to the mining towns of Nevada’s Comstock Lode. Without the benefits of today’s modern machinery, logging was very labor intensive.

The stump cuts of the virgin timber measured as much as 23 feet in diameter. Initially, the axe and hand-saw were the only tools available to harvest these giant trees. The logging industry has flourished in El Dorado County for more than 150 years.

Historian: Anthony M. Belli
 
Erected by Sponsored by the Sonke Family.
 
Location. 38° 45.767′ N, 120° 34.68′ W. Marker is in Pollock Pines, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Pony Express Trail (Lincoln Highway) and Forebay Road, on the right when traveling east on Pony Express Trail (Lincoln Highway). Click for map. The marker is located at the Northwest corner
Logging in El Dorado County Marker and Painting image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 14, 2016
2. Logging in El Dorado County Marker and Painting
of the Safeway parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6498 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines CA 95726, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pony Express (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); The Mormon Emigrant Trail (here, next to this marker); The California Gold Rush (here, next to this marker); Bullion Bend Robbery (here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Bravery of Our Pioneer Officers (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Pony Express - Sportsman’s Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Sportsman’s Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Jenkinson Lake (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pollock Pines.
 
More about this marker. This marker is placed at a six-sided kiosk having six markers and paintings depicting the events described on the markers. Two of the markers are missing.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Bullion Bend Robbery Marker, Painting and Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
3. Bullion Bend Robbery Marker, Painting and Kiosk
This marker is seen on the left. The nearby marker "Bullion Bend Robbery" is on the right.
The Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
4. The Kiosk
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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