Near Manton in Tehama County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Forward Brothers Sawmill
Alfred died in 1931 and Frank went on with the raising of livestock. At this time, Alfredís two sons Lorin A. and Alva L. took over the mill and greatly expanded the operation which remained Forward Brothers. The average daily output of the mill was 65,000 bf. The one day record was 88,000 bf.
There were 65 families in the valley with its own schoolhouse with one teacher, Gertrude Forward, Frankís wife. Lorin and Alva operated the mill continuously until March 26, 1958 at which time it burned down. The burner and the two ponds are what remains of the original saw mill.
Erected 2002 by Lassen Loomis Outpost no. 1914 and Trinitarianus Chapter no. 62, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 40° 26.117′ N, 121° 44.167′ W. Marker is near Manton, California, in Tehama County. Marker is on Forward Road. Touch for map. This marker is approximately 8.6 miles east of the intersection of Manton and Forward Roads and just west of the intersection
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nobles Trail – Junction (approx. 6.7 miles away); Manton Schoolhouse (approx. 6.8 miles away); Manton Store (approx. 7.1 miles away); Hennessy House (approx. 7.1 miles away); Nobleís Bungalow (approx. 7.2 miles away); Nobles Emigrant Trail (approx. 8.8 miles away); Shingletown Store (approx. 8.9 miles away); Cinder Cone Volcano and the Fantastic Lava Beds (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manton.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on August 20, 2012. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.