Water Tank

Water Tank (HM1BNX)

Location: Castella, CA 96017 Shasta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 3.609', W 122° 21.768'

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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. In order to increase productivity, a small logging railroad was built at Sims in 1913. They used a small steam locomotive with flat cars to transport logs to the mill.

Water, kept in a tank like the one in front of you, was heated up by burning wood. The steam produced was then held under pressure and used for powering the locomotive.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 553540 N 4545629
Decimal Degrees41.06015000, -122.36280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.609', W 122° 21.768'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 36.54" N, 122° 21' 46.08" 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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