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Near Weaverville in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Jumper Sawmill

 
 
Jumper Sawmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
1. Jumper Sawmill Marker
Inscription.  In the 1880’s George Jumper established a steam powered sawmill 300' east of this monument, above the confluence of Little Brown’s Creek and China Gulch. An 80’ long building housed the mill. Oxen teams of ten or more were used to pull long, four wheel carts loaded with logs to the mill. Timber close in was “skidded” directly to the mill by oxen. Circular saws were used to cut the lumber. Much of the work in a mill like this was hard, physical labor. This mill, like so many others, lasted until the timber in the immediate area was logged.
 
Erected 2006 by E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter #62.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 40° 45.696′ N, 122° 53.265′ W. Marker is near Weaverville, California, in Trinity County. Marker is at the intersection of Trinity Lake Boulevard (California Route 3) and China Gulch Road on Trinity
Jumper Sawmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
2. Jumper Sawmill Marker
Lake Boulevard. This marker is approximately 4.5 miles up Trinity Lake Boulevard (Highway 3) from the intersection with Highway 229 (Main Street) in Weaverville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weaverville CA 96093, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinese Tong War (approx. 3.1 miles away); Anvil Firing (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Old Courthouse (approx. 3.3 miles away); Spanish Corral (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of First Cabin (approx. 3.4 miles away); Weaverville Bandstand (approx. 3.4 miles away); Trinity County Courthouse (approx. 3.4 miles away); Clifford Hall (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weaverville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 488 times since then. Last updated on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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