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Floriston in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Floriston

(Bronco)

 
 
Floriston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 18, 2017
1. Floriston Marker
Inscription. Established in 1872 as Bronco, this railroad wood stop became a noted ice and lumber center and was renamed in 1891. The Floriston Pulp and Paper Company built the present town after 1899 and operated one of the world's largest pulp mill through 1930. It paper products and ice helped California's agricultural industry feed the hungry of the world.
 
Erected 1978 by E Clampus Vitus, Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 23.766′ N, 120° 1.344′ W. Marker is in Floriston, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Floriston Way near Interstate 80, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Floriston is at Interstate 80, exit 199. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10327 Floriston Way, Floriston CA 96111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clinton Narrow Gauge Railroad (approx. 3.5 miles away); Boca Townsite (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Transcontinental Railroad and Boca Dam (approx. 3.7 miles away); Verdi (approx. 8.4 miles away
Floriston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 18, 2017
2. Floriston Marker
in Nevada); Donner Camp Site (approx. 8.5 miles away); Donner Party Camp at Alder Creek Valley / Tamsen and Elizabeth Donner (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Great Train Robbery (approx. 8.6 miles away in Nevada); Truckee Trail - Rocky Ravine (approx. 8.9 miles away in Nevada).
 
Also see . . .  Floriston Property Owners Association - Home Page. After the mill shut down, Floriston became a ghost town until a lawyer named Preston Wright from San Francisco bought the town. In 1947, he created the Floriston Property Owners Association, Inc. (Submitted on July 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Floriston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 18, 2017
3. Floriston Marker
The marker is to the right of the tunnel.
Floriston Pulp and Paper Company Mill image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
4. Floriston Pulp and Paper Company Mill
Truckee River -- Floriston, Cal on the S.P.R.R. image. Click for full size.
By Contemporary Postcard, circa 1910
5. Truckee River -- Floriston, Cal on the S.P.R.R.
 
 
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 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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