Los Alamitos in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
This Big Saw
The machine was manufactured by the Filer & Stowell Company in 1900 and put into service by the Champion Lumber Company in Libby, Montana. For 82 years it was used to cut lumber that was loaded on to trains and shipped into the growing United States housing market. The iron giant was finally retired in 1982 when the mill was rebuilt to cut smaller logs. Despite the age of the machine, it is in sound working condition. With a little grease it could go back to work any time, but our intention is to keep it on display here as a monument to the pioneers of the lumber industry.
Location. 33° 48.385′ N, 118° 4.318′ W. Marker is in Los Alamitos, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Los Alamitos Boulevard and Catalina Street, on the right when traveling south on Los Alamitos Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Los Alamitos Sugar Company and Town's Founding (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Isidore Historical Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); Carson Street Landscaping (was approx. 1.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Ranchos Los Alamitos - Los Cerritos - Los Coyotes (approx. 2.3 miles away); “Big Red Cars” (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (was approx. 2.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Alamitos.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2013, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 466 times since then. Last updated on June 25, 2013, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2013, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.