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ISBN:0915641046
Author: Dick Wilson
ISBN13: 978-0915641048
Title: Sawdust Trails in the Truckee Basin: A History of Lumbering Operations, 1856-1936
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Language: English
Category: Nature and Ecology
Publisher: Nevada County Historical (January 1, 1992)
Pages: 90

Sawdust Trails in the Truckee Basin: A History of Lumbering Operations, 1856-1936 by Dick Wilson



In the mid-nineteenth century the Comstock silver strike generated pressure for a timber harvest of historic proportions, and to meet demands for wood by Nevada miners, an army of loggers invaded the virgin forests of the nearby Truckee Basin

The Comstock silver strike meant that immense quantities of lumber were needed too build the mines. Loggers invaded the nearby Trukee Basin, set up scores of sawmills, and spent the next 75 years harvesting the virgin forest. Today little is left of this industry except rusting mill machinery, fragments of flumes and chutes, and weathered stumps.

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Published by Golden West Books. Sawdust Trails in the Truckee Basin - a history of lumbering operations Author: Dick Wilson Published by: Nevada County Historical Society Complete history of Lumber and Logging industry in the Truckee Basin (the Truckee River watershed). Explained are cutting technology, transportation of logs, mills, and transportation of lumber. Key milestones are described. A complete list of lumbering operations from 1856-1936 is listed in the appendix and locations cross referenced to the maps of the area. Snowplow: Clearing Mountain Rails Gerald M. Best Long out-of-print.

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Robert Dick Wilson (February 4, 1856 – October 11, 1930) was an American linguist and Presbyterian scholar who devoted his life to prove the reliability of the Hebrew Bible.

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia, on 28 December 1856. His father was a Presbyterian minister. Wilson was raised in Georgia and South Carolina against the backdrop of the American Civil War. He studied at Princeton University, briefly became a lawyer and then went to John Hopkins University where he received a doctorate in history and political science. After a successful academic career, Wilson became president of Princeton University, serving between 1902 and 1910

The Comstock silver strike meant that immense quantities of lumber were needed too build the mines. Loggers invaded the nearby Trukee Basin, set up scores of sawmills, and spent the next 75 years harvesting the virgin forest. Today little is left of this industry except rusting mill machinery, fragments of flumes and chutes, and weathered stumps. This fascinating book documents this massive operation and the many industries it supported -- mines, railroads, farms, houses and urban development. 90 pages with index.
Reviews: 4
Anayalore
This was an invaluable reference in researching the early days of logging in the Truckee, California region.Very informative.It made me want to visit Truckee.
Munimand
Excellent condition. thank you.
Angana
The Comstock mines financed the American Civil War, a subject that has been written on ad nauseum. But finding information about the vast timber operations that fed & shored up those mines is far more difficult.

This book offers good background information & photographs of both the pre- & post-rail eras in & around Lake Tahoe in the Truckee River basin.

If you still can't get a new copy here on Amazon, go to the Truckee-Donner Historical Society website.
Lynnak
This an excellent book on logging and lumber operations in the Truckee River basin. It also includes some coverage of the flume operations in the Carson Range. Also, I highly recommend E.B. Scott's Saga of Lake Tahoe Series 1 and 2 books. The combination of these three books should be on every logging fan's bookshelf. Great material for the Comstock Lode history buff too.