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Near Weaverville in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Jumper Sawmill

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
1. Jumper Sawmill Marker
Inscription. In the 1880’s George Jumper established a steam powered sawmill 300' east of this monument, above the confluence of Little Brown’s Creek and China Gulch. An 80’ long building housed the mill. Oxen teams of ten or more were used to pull long, four wheel carts loaded with logs to the mill. Timber close in was “skidded” directly to the mill by oxen. Circular saws were used to cut the lumber. Much of the work in a mill like this was hard, physical labor. This mill, like so many others, lasted until the timber in the immediate area was logged.
 
Erected 2006 by E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 45.696′ N, 122° 53.265′ W. Marker is near Weaverville, California, in Trinity County. Marker is at the intersection of Trinity Lake Boulevard (California Route 3) and China Gulch Road on Trinity Lake Boulevard. Touch for map. This marker is approximately 4.5 miles up Trinity Lake Boulevard (Highway 3) from the intersection with Highway 229 (Main Street) in Weaverville. Marker is in this post office area: Weaverville CA 96093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
Jumper Sawmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
2. Jumper Sawmill Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Chinese Tong War (approx. 3.1 miles away); Anvil Firing (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Old Courthouse (approx. 3.3 miles away); Spanish Corral (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of First Cabin (approx. 3.4 miles away); Trinity County Courthouse (approx. 3.4 miles away); Clifford Hall (approx. 3.4 miles away); Weaverville Drug Store (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weaverville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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