Hilt, CA

Hilt, CA (HM24IZ)

Location: Hornbrook, CA 96044 Siskiyou County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 59.746', W 122° 37.31'

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In 1851 John Hilt made his way to California from Illinois, landing in Hangtown. Hearing of rich diggins made his way north to Yreka by 1852. Finding way to the Cottonwood area (Hornbrook) where he worked mining, ranching, farming and saw milling. In 1877 Hilt bought a mill from his son in law Bill Smith, worked it for a few years. Then the mill was sold to a group of men which formed the Hilt Sugar Pine Co. Hilt Sugar Pine Co. then started a town, naming it after the previous mill owner. Later the Northern Ca. Lumber Company bought the mill. Then in 1920 Fruit Growers Supply Co. took over operations at the mill in Hilt, utilizing it as a box factory supplying fruit boxes to growers for Sunkist and others in the Southwest region. The company town thrived, consisting of various businesses including the Sunkist Hotel, the Diamond Club Saloon, the Hilt Store, The Baily Hill School, the Colestine Resort among others. On October 5, 1972 F.G.S. announced the outcome of a vote, resulting in the cease of operations of the mill in HIlt. In 1974 the town of Hilt was vacant, and as it was known, has disappeared into the past, though it will remain in the memories of those who once called Hilt home.
HM NumberHM24IZ
Year Placed2017
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 531320 N 4649375
Decimal Degrees41.99576667, -122.62183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 59.746', W 122° 37.31'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 59' 44.76" N, 122° 37' 18.6" W
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Area Code(s)530
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 908-1054 Hilt Rd, Hornbrook CA 96044, US
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