Near Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
A logging and lumber enterprise
of sixty-six years life in
the Sierra Nevada Mountains
It Commemorates and Honors its Founder
Walter Scott Hobart
1839 - 1892
And those whose loyalty industry and
Ability made its successful operation possible
1938 by the Descendants of the Founder
Erected 1938 by Descendants of the Founder.
Location. 39° 23.881′ N, 120° 11.22′ W. Marker is near Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Hobart Mills Road and California Highway 89, on the right when traveling east on Hobart Mills Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Truckee CA 96161, 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. A different marker also named Hobart Mills (here, next to this marker); Donner Camp Tree (approx. 1˝ miles away); Shelter From the Storm (approx. 1˝ miles Donner Camp Site (approx. 1˝ miles away); Donner Party Camp at Alder Creek Valley / Tamsen and Elizabeth Donner (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Nightmare Begins (approx. 1.6 miles away); Westward Ho! (approx. 1.6 miles away); A Family Heads West (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truckee.
More about this marker. The marker is located in a parking area on the south side of Hobart Mills Road.
Also see . . . Life in Hobart Mills -- Sierra Sun. The Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company began its life as a small lumber mill in 1873 in the mountains east of Lake Tahoe. By 1900 they had built the town of Hobart Mills five miles north of Truckee.Saloons were banned in Hobart Mills, as were liquor sales at the company owned Overton Mercantile, but across Prosser Creek was Klondike, where first J.B. Welton, then Sophie McLeod, ran a small roadhouse on one of the few properties not controlled by the company. Still, those who overindulged were met with stern warnings and then dismissal if they persisted with excessive drinking. (Submitted on February 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.