Cromberg in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sloat Towne Hall
The town of Sloat once boasted a population of over 2,000 people, made up mostly of employees at the lumber mill and box factory, miners, ranchers and itinerant workers.
Western Pacific named the station of Sloat in 1910, in honor of Commodore John Drake Sloat, who took possession of California for the United States in July, 1846. Changes in the times has caused the once boomtown to become a ghost town.
Erected 1986 by E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas del Oro Chapter No. 8.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Labor Unions • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1846.
Location. 39° 51.993′ N, 120° 43.603′ W. Marker is in Cromberg, California, in Plumas County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Sloat Road, Blairsden-Graeagle CA 96103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sloat Mill Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Twenty Mile House (approx. 2 miles away); Jackson, Ross, Tefft and Dempsey Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Vardanega Spring (approx. 2½ miles away); Spring Garden (approx. 3.7 miles away); Beckwourth Trail – Greenhorn Creek Canyon (approx. 6.3 miles away); Longboard Ski Races (approx. 7.1 miles away); Jamison City, Eureka Mine and Mill, Johnstown (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cromberg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.