Panaca in Lincoln County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Clover Valley Mountains Steam Engine/Sawmill
Local lumbering ventures were generally small-scale, employing a dozen men to cut pinyon and ponderosa pine and to guide the teams of horses, mules or oxen which dragged the felled logs to the mill. Workers at the sawmill fed firewood and water to the engine boiler, generating steam pressure to drive the pistons of the engine. Belts attached to the flywheels propelled a carriage track and the saw blade, mounted on a separate unit behind the steam engine. Logs were passed through the saw blade to remove bark and square them for finishing. Successive passes through the saw blade planed the rough-cut logs into mining timbers, railroad ties, and building materials. Loads of finished lumber were then freighted by wagon many miles over rugged terrain to local mining camps and settlements. The six ton steam engine and other sawmill equipment were moved to a new location whenever
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
Location. 37° 47.742′ N, 114° 23.105′ W. Marker is in Panaca, Nevada, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and C Street, on the left when traveling north on 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Panaca NV 89042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Panaca Spring (a few steps from this marker); Panaca Ward Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Panaca Mercantile (approx. 0.4 miles away); Panaca (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cathedral Gorge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bullionville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Miller's Point / Cathedral Gorge (approx. 2.8 miles away); Wheeler Monument (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Panaca.
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