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

Hobart Mills

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2018
1. Hobart Mills Marker
Inscription.  Walter Scott Hobart's Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company moved machinery, buildings and railroad equipment here from Lake Tahoe in 1896. The town and business flourished for 40 years. Ceasing operations in 1936. Fiberboard Corporation operated a mill and railroad here from 1946 to 1955, logging timber purchased from Southern Pacific. The old mill was burned in 1964. Hobart Mills was an important lumbering center and a major contributor to the heritage of the Eastern Sierra.
 
Erected 1975 by E Clampus Vitus, Chief Truckee Chapter #3691.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
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
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2018
2. Hobart Mills Marker
The marker is on the boulder on the right.
(approx. 1˝ miles away); Shelter From the Storm (approx. 1˝ miles away); 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 . . .  The life and times of the Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company -- Sierra Sun. Walter Hobart was a Nevada mining man who saw lumber production as a sideline to the Comstock Lode silver mining. The lumber company he founded ended up lasting longer than the silver boom did.... By 1883 SNW&L owned 70,000 acres north of Truckee in the Prosser, Sagehen Creek and Little Truckee River. Rumors constantly circulated around Truckee in the 80s and early 90s that Hobart was going to buy an existing sawmill or build a new one and start logging these forests. (Submitted on February 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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3. Hobart Mills
 
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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 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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