Chester in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
In Memory of the Lumberjack
Erected 1972 by E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas del Oro Chapter No. 8.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 40° 18.573′ N, 121° 13.636′ W. Marker is in Chester, California, in Plumas County. Marker is at the intersection of First Avenue and Willow Street on First Avenue. This marker is located in front of the Chester Civic Complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 First Avenue, Chester CA 96020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Chester Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Olde Towne Corner Store (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Char's Beauty Salon (about 700 feet away); Mt. Lassen Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chester Veterans Memorial Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); Rainbow Lodge (approx. ¼ mile away); Dave Stratford 1945 – 2001 (approx. half a mile away); "Dinky" (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Also see . . . Logging History - Sierra Nevada Logging Museum. By the late 1800′s dramatic changes made Sierra mills a practical proposition. Animal power had, for the most part, been replaced by steam. Steam donkeys yanked logs off the mountains, steam locomotives and traction engines hauled them to the mills where steam-powered saws cut them into lumber and steam locomotives transported the lumber to market. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.