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Tuolumne in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Westside Flume & Lumber Company

1889 - 1962

 
 
Westside Flume & Lumber Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, April 26, 2008
1. Westside Flume & Lumber Company Marker
Inscription. May 31, 1889 Henry J. Crocker, Wellington Gregg, Thomas Bullock and Charles Gardner formed the Westside Flume and Lumber Company, for a total cost of 361,000.00 dollars. The mill was built, and by the end of the year was in operation, and by 1900 was producing 18,000 board feet of lumber per day.

In 1925 Westside was sold to Pickering Lumber Co. and after the Depression in 1934 Westside was back in control and continued to operate until April 19, 1962 when a strike and a devastating fire shut the mill down for the last time.
 
Erected 2004 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter 1849.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 57.873′ N, 120° 14.663′ W. Marker is in Tuolumne, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Tuolumne Road (County Road E17) 6.4 miles from Mono Way (Old Highway 108), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuolumne CA 95379, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Side Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tuolumne Memorial Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tuolumne (formerly called Summersville)
Westside Flume & Lumber Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, April 26, 2008
2. Westside Flume & Lumber Company Marker
This marker is in a wide turnout on the south side of Tuolumne Road between Summerville High School and downtown Tuolumne. Lumber mills abandoned teepee burner can be seen in distance between trees.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Joseph Lord House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hose Cart House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cherokee (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ralph’s Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); Soulsbyville (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuolumne.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Westside Flume & Lumber Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, April 26, 2008
3. Westside Flume & Lumber Company Marker
View is southerly. Tuolumne Road is in foreground. Sonora is to the right (west); Tuolumne City is to the left (east).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 2,259 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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