Upper Lake in Lake County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Diamond Match Lumber Co.
As early as 1870 lumber mills were built in the Mendocino National Forest. Forty-two mills were located in or adjacent to the National Forest contributing to to the wealth of the community. By the 1970's, the main stand of timber had been removed or lost to fire and little was left to be harvested.
Location. 39° 9.842′ N, 122° 54.652′ W. Marker is in Upper Lake, California, in Lake County. Marker is on Main Street south of First Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9460 Main Street, Upper Lake CA 95485, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The IOOF Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); League's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ice House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tallman Hotel Harriet Lee Hammond Library (about 700 feet away); Bloody Island (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bloody Island (Bo-no-po-ti) (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Lake.
Also see . . . Lake County 150: Fires contributed to Upper Lake’s development. Lake County News' article (7/31/2011) on how fire shaped the history of central Upper Lake: "... The wooden buildings that constituted much of the town were no match for the flames. The Second Street business section lost several buildings in September 1915 and a major fire in 1924 destroyed most of downtown Main Street. Property owners learned from the disaster and rebuilt with fire-resistant buildings...." (Submitted on November 4, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.