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Clements in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lone Star Mill

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 2, 2011
1. Lone Star Mill Marker
Inscription.  First built in 1855 by Hodge and Terry.

Burned in 1856 and was rebuilt on it's present site.

Purchased by S.L. Magee and was operated by him for the next 25 years when it was abandoned for lack of business.

Erected by Clements 4-H Club 1950

 
Erected 1950 by Clements 4-H Club. (Marker Number 155.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 38° 12.242′ N, 121° 5.52′ W. Marker is in Clements, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is on North Mackville Road one mile north of California Highway 88, on the left when traveling north. The marker can be found in front of Stillman Magee Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clements CA 95227, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mackville Road Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glenview Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); David S. Terry (approx. 0.2 miles
Lone Star Mill Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 2, 2011
2. Lone Star Mill Marker - wide view
away); Athearn School Bell (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clements Elementary School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pioneer Hill / Lockeford (approx. 4.3 miles away); Elliott Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Elliot Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clements.
 
Regarding Lone Star Mill. This is California Historical Landmark Number 155.

A sawmill was moved to this site by Hodge and (David S.) Terry, and named the Lone Star Mill, as Terry had been raised in Texas. A flour mill was added in 1855. The mill burned down in 1856 and subsequently rebuilt at the same site. Terry was a justice on the California Supreme Court from 1855-1859, but perhaps best remembered for having killed Senator David Broderick in a duel in 1859.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker in Daly City, California which commemorates the Broderick-Terry Duel of September 13, 1859.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stillman L. Magee. Stillman L. Magee's biography, reprinted from History of the New California Its Resources and People,
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(Submitted on April 5, 2011.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for David S. Terry. (Submitted on April 5, 2011.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2011. This page has been viewed 602 times since then. Last updated on October 11, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on April 4, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on April 5, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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