Logging in El Dorado County

Logging in El Dorado County (HM1S7L)

Location: Pollock Pines, CA 95726 El Dorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 45.767', W 120° 34.68'

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By the end of the war with Mexico in 1847, California's non-native population was a mere 15,000. The 49ers pushed the population of El Dorado County beyond 20,000 by 1850. As winter approached, the minors replaced their tents and shanties with wooden structures. Settlements and towns were erected almost overnight.

El Dorado County timber provided lumber to develop Sacramento, Placer and Amador Counties, and later to the mining towns of Nevada's Comstock Lode. Without the benefits of today's modern machinery, logging was very labor intensive.

The stump cuts of the virgin timber measured as much as 23 feet in diameter. Initially, the axe and hand-saw were the only tools available to harvest these giant trees. The logging industry has flourished in El Dorado County for more than 150 years.
Historian: Anthony M. Belli
HM NumberHM1S7L
Placed BySponsored by the Sonke Family
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 710437 N 4293238
Decimal Degrees38.76278333, -120.57800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 45.767', W 120° 34.68'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 45' 46.02" N, 120° 34' 40.8" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Elm St, Pollock Pines CA 95726, US
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