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Floriston in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Floriston

(Bronco)

 
 
Floriston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 18, 2017
1. Floriston Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1872 as Bronco, this railroad wood stop became a noted ice and lumber center and was renamed in 1891. The Floriston Pulp and Paper Company built the present town after 1899 and operated one of the world's largest pulp mill through 1930. It paper products and ice helped California's agricultural industry feed the hungry of the world.
 
Erected 1978 by E Clampus Vitus, Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 39° 23.766′ N, 120° 1.344′ W. Marker is in Floriston, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Floriston Way near Interstate 80, on the right when traveling east. Floriston is at Interstate 80, exit 199. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10327 Floriston Way, Floriston CA 96111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farad Powerhouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Clinton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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(approx. 3˝ miles away); Boca Townsite (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Transcontinental Railroad and Boca Dam (approx. 3.7 miles away); Truckee Trail - Last Crossing (approx. 8.3 miles away in Nevada); Verdi (approx. 8.4 miles away in Nevada); Donner Camp Site (approx. 8˝ miles away); Shelter From the Storm (approx. 8˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Floriston Property Owners Association - Home Page. After the mill shut down, Floriston became a ghost town until a lawyer named Preston Wright from San Francisco bought the town. In 1947, he created the Floriston Property Owners Association, Inc. (Submitted on July 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Floriston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 18, 2017
2. Floriston Marker
Floriston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 18, 2017
3. Floriston Marker
The marker is to the right of the tunnel.
Floriston Pulp and Paper Company Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
4. Floriston Pulp and Paper Company Mill
Truckee River -- Floriston, Cal on the S.P.R.R. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Contemporary Postcard, circa 1910
5. Truckee River -- Floriston, Cal on the S.P.R.R.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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