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Title
Providence Mill
Contributor
Dietz, Glenn
Date Created and/or Issued
ca. 1900
Publication Information
Meriam Library. California State University, Chico
Contributing Institution
California State University, Chico
Collection
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Photograph shows the Providence Mill at West Branch in Big Chico Creek Canyon. This was the only mill of the Sierra Lumber Company known to have used a pond. All others were dry deck and roller mills. The mill sat on the east side of the creek on a little flat where the road from West Branch on the Humboldt Road came down. Saw dust was flumed from under the saws across the creek for disposal and was simply pilled there. This is were fishermen started a disastrous forest fire in 1950 in the old sawdust that cost Diamond valuable timber. (Harry Marion)
Type
Image
Format
241x171mm.
tif
Silver gelatin DOP – copy print
Identifier
sc23880
http://archives.csuchico.edu/cdm/ref/collection/coll11/id/13471
Subject
Sierra Lumber Company (Calif.)
Logging
Lumber industry
Sawmills
Place
West Branch (Calif.)
Butte County (Calif.)
Source
sc23880.tif
Relation
Hard Drive
photographs
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection

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