The Sawmill

The Sawmill (HM1BNW)

Location: Castella, CA 96017 Shasta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 3.648', W 122° 21.679'

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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 the left of the foundations.

Over a span of 20 years, the Sims sawmill changed hands at least four times and was rebuilt at least once. Despite these ups and downs the fact remains that the sawmill was the beginning of a little community at Sims. The community, which was also known as "Hazel Creek," eventually boasted a post office, a one-room school house and a dozen or so families.

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Sawmill Owners
1902 Knight & Shelbey's
1908 Sims Lumber Company
1913 George Raish & Sons
1919 Shasta Mill & Lumber Co.
Marker Number3
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 4:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 553665 N 4545702
Decimal Degrees41.06080000, -122.36131667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.648', W 122° 21.679'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 38.88" N, 122° 21' 40.74" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26980-26998 Sims Rd, Castella CA 96017, US
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