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Hobart Mills. . This Monument Marks the Townsite of Hobart Mills California A logging and lumber enterprise of sixty-six years life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains It Commemorates and Honors its Founder Walter Scott Hobart 1839 -…
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Hobart Mills. . Walter Scott Hobart's Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company moved machinery, buildings and railroad equipment here from Lake Tahoe in 1896. The town and business flourished for 40 years. Ceasing operations in 1936. Fiberboard Corpora…
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Westward Ho!. . The pioneer began their trek across the continent with expectations of a new life. In sparsely populated California they could have land with fertile soil and a pleasant climate. . They heard about the wonders of California throu…
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A Family Heads West. . The Donner family and their hired teamsters left Springfield, Illinois in April, 1846. At Independence, Missouri, their wagons joined hundreds of others traveling west on the Oregon-California Trail. . . The New Captain…
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Shelter From the Storm. . With threatening weather overhead, the Donners quickly set up camp. Crowded into inadequate shelters, these desperate people watched it snow. . As the snow got deeper, it wiped out all hope of leaving before spring. . …
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Donner Camp Tree. . Near this spot stood the tree which marked what was believed to be the campsite of the family of George Donner in the winter of 1846. The tree stood for 150 years (missing) the Donner families camped in Alder Creek before it su…
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Donner Pass Airway Station & Beacon. . History . The first wagon trains, the first transcontinental railroad, and the first transcontinental highway crossed Donner Summit. So did the first transcontinental airway. . When airplanes were new, pi…
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China Wall. . History . Things to do right here . "They were a great army laying siege to Nature in her strongest citadel." — Beyond the Mississippi, 1869. . . They worked sunrise to sunset, six days a week, 52 weeks a year. Had it…
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Donner Lake West End. . History . The Donner Lake area is not only an exciting place to live and adventure, but also has lots of interesting history. The story of the Donner Party crossing over this amazing and majestic mountain range (1847) has…
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What Made Her Do It?. First Woman to Swim Donner Lake. History . Today each August hundreds of swimmers take to the 65º water of Donner Lake and swim its 2.7 mile long length. Each swimmer has lots of company. . On August 19 (sic, 18), 1935 …
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