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

Hobart Mills

 
 
Hobart Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2018
1. Hobart Mills Marker
Inscription.  
This Monument Marks the Townsite of
Hobart Mills
California
A logging and lumber enterprise
of sixty-six years life in
the Sierra Nevada Mountains
It Commemorates and Honors its Founder
Walter Scott Hobart
1839 - 1892
And those whose loyalty industry and
Ability made its successful operation possible
Erected MCMXXXVIII
1938 by the Descendants of the Founder

 
Erected 1938 by Descendants of the Founder.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Chinese Heritage Sites of the American West series list.
 
Location. 39° 23.881′ N, 120° 11.22′ W. Marker is near Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Hobart Mills Road and California Highway 89, on the right when traveling east on Hobart Mills Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Truckee CA 96161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Hobart Mills (here, next to this marker); The Fight to Stay Alive (approx. 1˝ miles away); Donner Camp Tree (approx. 1˝ miles away); Shelter From the Storm (approx. 1˝ miles away); Donner Camp Site (approx. 1˝ miles away); Surviving the Snowy Trek Out (approx. 1.6 miles away); Donner Party Camp at Alder Creek Valley / Tamsen and Elizabeth Donner (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Nightmare Begins (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truckee.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in a parking area on the south side of Hobart Mills Road.
 
Also see . . .  Life in Hobart Mills -- Sierra Sun. The Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company began its life as a small lumber mill in 1873 in the mountains east of Lake Tahoe. By 1900 they had built the town of Hobart Mills five miles north of Truckee.Saloons were banned in Hobart Mills, as were liquor sales at the company owned Overton Mercantile, but across Prosser Creek was Klondike, where first J.B. Welton, then Sophie McLeod, ran a small roadhouse on one of the few properties not controlled by the company. Still, those who overindulged were met with stern warnings and then dismissal if they persisted with excessive
Hobart Mills Marker, on left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2018
2. Hobart Mills Marker, on left
drinking.
(Submitted on February 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Hobart Mills image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Calisphere
3. Hobart Mills
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 154 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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