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Near Incline Village in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Spooner Area

Logging and Lumbering Period 1868 – 1895

 
 
Spooner Area Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 7, 2013
1. Spooner Area Marker
Inscription.  This area bears the name of Michele E. Spooner, a French Canadian entrepreneur, who, along with others, was instrumental in establishing the wood and lumber industry which supplied the needs of the Comstock mines and mills.

In 1868 Spooner became a partner with Oliver and John Lonkey, the Elliot Brothers, Henry M. Yerington, William Fairburn and Simon Dubois in the Summit Fluming Company and operated a shingle mill and sawmill. In 1870 Yerington, Bliss & Company took over the Summit Fluming Company.

In 1873 another sawmill was erected at Spooner Meadows. Later in 1873, all the mills were taken over by the Carson & Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company. This company, headquartered at Glenbrook, went on to become the largest of the three huge combines supplying wood and lumber to the Comstock.
 
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology, Division of State Parks. (Marker Number 225.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 39° 6.373′ N, 119° 
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55.077′ W. Marker is near Incline Village, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker can be reached from Nevada Route 28, 0.7 miles west of U.S. 50. Marker is at the entrance to Spooner Lake State Park. Marker is entirely concealed from view among the thick forest. You have to go around the entrance station to find the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Incline Village NV 89452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnson Cutoff – Spooner Summit (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hiking the Tahoe Rim Dream (approx. 1.1 miles away); Marlette Lake Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tahoe Rim Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Flume Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spooner Summit (approx. 1.2 miles away); Riding the Flume (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tomb of the Sierras (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Spooner Area Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 7, 2013
2. Spooner Area Marker
Spooner Area Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 7, 2013
3. Spooner Area Marker
Marker is hidden, at the far left, in the trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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