George Schaffer

George Schaffer (HM155R)

Location: Truckee, CA 96161 Nevada County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.625', W 120° 11.042'

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1828 - 1903

One of Truckee's earliest settlers. Schaffer in 1866 built the first lumber mill in the town. He freighted the locomotive San Mateo to Truckee in a winter crossing of the Sierra prior to the laying of Central Pacific tracks. This building "The Star Hotel" was built by Schaffer probably for his family. When mill operations were relocated up Martis Creek in 1871, this building was converted to a hotel and has remained in continuous operation until this day. For 24 years, the Truckee Basin supplied timber to railroads, mines and boom towns through "Uncle George's" enterprises.
HM NumberHM155R
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1986
Placed ByChief Truckee Chapter No. 3691, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 1:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 742732 N 4356856
Decimal Degrees39.32708333, -120.18403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.625', W 120° 11.042'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 37.50" N, 120° 11' 2.52" W
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Area Code(s)530, 775, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10015 W River St, Truckee CA 96161, US
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