Forward Brothers Sawmill

Forward Brothers Sawmill (HM13RE)

Location: Manton, CA 96059 Tehama County
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N 40° 26.117', W 121° 44.167'

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The original Forward Brother's, Alfred T. and Frank, established the mill in 1908. The mill was moved from the original site which was where the Mt. Lassen Vineyards are now.

Alfred died in 1931 and Frank went on with the raising of livestock. At this time, Alfred's two sons Lorin A. and Alva L. took over the mill and greatly expanded the operation which remained Forward Brothers. The average daily output of the mill was 65,000 bf. The one day record was 88,000 bf.

There were 65 families in the valley with its own schoolhouse with one teacher, Gertrude Forward, Frank's wife. Lorin and Alva operated the mill continuously until March 26, 1958 at which time it burned down. The burner and the two ponds are what remains of the original saw mill.
HM NumberHM13RE
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2002
Placed ByLassen Loomis Outpost no. 1914 and Trinitarianus Chapter no. 62, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 607197 N 4476838
Decimal Degrees40.43528333, -121.73611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.117', W 121° 44.167'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 7.02" N, 121° 44' 10.02" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35200 Forward Rd, Manton CA 96059, US
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