Pollock Pines in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Logging in El Dorado County
El Dorado County timber provided lumber to develop Sacramento, Placer and Amador Counties, and later to the mining towns of Nevada’s Comstock Lode. Without the benefits of today’s modern machinery, logging was very labor intensive.
The stump cuts of the virgin timber measured as much as 23 feet in diameter. Initially, the axe and hand-saw were the only tools available to harvest these giant trees. The logging industry has flourished in El Dorado County for more than 150 years.
Historian: Anthony M. Belli
Erected by Sponsored by the Sonke Family.
Location. 38° 45.767′ N, 120° 34.68′ W. Marker is in Pollock Pines, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Pony Express Trail (Lincoln Highway) and Forebay Road, on the right when traveling east on Pony Express Trail (Lincoln Highway). Touch for map. The marker is located at the Northwest corner
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mormon Emigrant Trail (here, next to this marker); The California Gold Rush (here, next to this marker); Bullion Bend Robbery (here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Bravery of Our Pioneer Officers (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Pony Express - Sportsman’s Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Sportsman’s Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Jenkinson Lake (approx. 3.1 miles away); Riverton Bridge (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pollock Pines.
More about this marker. This marker is placed at a six-sided kiosk having six markers and paintings depicting the events described on the markers. Two of the markers are missing.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2016, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2016, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.