The boiler you see here was part of a steam donkey. In the late 1880s, logging around the Castle Crags area was booming. Steam donkeys were used to haul heavy logs from the cutting site to the milling area.
Steam donkeys consisted of a boiler . . . — — Map (db m113066) HM
Battle of the Crags was fought below Battle Rock in June 1855. This conflict between the Modoc Indians and the settlers resulted from miners destroying the native fishing waters in the Lower Soda Springs area. Settlers led by Squire Reuben Gibson . . . — — Map (db m69857) HM
For just six short years Sims was the location of a bustling Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp...
With its wooded valley and beautiful river setting, Sims was a haven to the boys from Company 978 who came from the busy cities of San . . . — — Map (db m69843) HM
It took a bit of grit and determination for the Forest Service and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crew to build this sturdy bridge...
Raymond Huber, who supervised the project remembers... “I was given a pickup and a plan of a 160-foot . . . — — Map (db m69821) HM
This tablet marks the location
of the famous
The original building was a log cabin built in 1859. During a half century many noted people who made early California history were entertained in this . . . — — Map (db m69856) HM
It’s hard to imagine the roar of a sawmill in this quiet valley...
But the foundations and saw wheel in front of you are testament to a small sawmill at Sims. If you look closer, you can even make out a log pond barely visible in the brush to . . . — — Map (db m69841) HM
This water tank is one of only a few historic remains that help tell the Sims story...
The story starts around 1902 when the first sawmill at Sims was built. During this time, logs were transported to the sawmill by horses and steam donkeys. . . . — — Map (db m69842) HM