Sawyers Bar

Sawyers Bar (HM1BZD)

Location: Etna, CA 96027 Siskiyou County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 17.829', W 123° 7.818'

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1850 - 1950

Sawyers Bar is perhaps the most picturesque of the northern mining towns. It was founded in 1850 by Captain John Best and party who were guided to the spot by a friendly Indian. The town was originally called Bestville and had over 3,000 inhabitants. It owes it present name to the fact that on an adjacent gravel bar stood the camp of early day mill sawyers. The most noteworthy features are the century old frame buildings and the famous Catholic Church, counterpart of the southern mission. The towns (sic) first postmaster was John Daggett who in 1883 became Lt. Governor of California.
Year Placed1950
Placed BySawyers Bar and the County of Siskiyou
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 2:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 489090 N 4571752
Decimal Degrees41.29715000, -123.13030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 17.829', W 123° 7.818'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 17' 49.74" N, 123° 7' 49.08" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26201-26221 Sawyers Bar Rd, Etna CA 96027, US
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