Near Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Clinton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Erected 1980 by E Clampus Vitus, Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 22.086′ N, 120° 4.608′ W. Marker is near Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Hirschdale Road and Juniper Way, on the left when traveling south on Hirschdale Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Truckee CA 96161, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boca Townsite (approx. 1½ miles away); The Transcontinental Railroad and Boca Dam (approx. 1.8 miles away); Floriston (approx. 3½ miles away); Donner Camp Site (approx. 5½ miles away); Donner Party Camp at Alder Creek Valley / Tamsen and Elizabeth Donner Sierra Mountain Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Chief Truckee (approx. 6 miles away); C.P.R.R. Truckee Round House (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truckee.
More about this marker. Use Interstate 80, exit 194 to access Hirschcale Road.
Also see . . . Theodore Judah and the Local Landmarks of the Central Pacific Railroad -- Truckee-Donner Historical. The sawmill at Clinton was first built in 1868, and logged the timber closest to the Truckee River by 1878. Truckee businessman Fred Burckhalter, partner in the Pacific Wood & Lumber Co. at Clinton, was the first in the west to use a steam powered railroad to haul logs from the woods to a sawmill. The three foot wide track extended up Juniper Creek several miles and was projected to be built to Lake Tahoe . In 1893 the timber in the Juniper Creek area was logged off and the rails and rolling stock were torn up and moved to the East Fork of Martis Creek. The track was built back to the Truckee Lumber Company Mill and the Pacific Lumber trains hauled logs to the Truckee mill until 1900. (Submitted on July 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.