Amador County



Winton Lumber Company

  This is the Winton Mill at Martell Log pond, deck, teepee burner, and mill Photo courtesy of Richard Hess, Forester for Winton Lumber Company, American Forest Products, Bendix Corporation click to enlarge Winton Lumber Co. truck driven by Erie Harmon.  Next to truck is Truck Boss Pete Kosich & Logging Boss John Rukivina This Pine tree was reported to have been on  Spur 8...

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More Tiger Creek Lumber Company plus photos from other mills

We present here some wonderful photos of logging operations from many years ago in Amador County. At this point, we have no history, just the photos. It’s apparent that this photo is not from the Tiger Creek operation. However, it is Amador County and interesting. (click to enlarge) This is probably the Chickazola mill at Ham’s Station (click to enlarge) The Tiger Creek Operation The...

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Tiger Creek Lumber Mill and a few other photos

As time goes on, we are learning more about the wonderful photos that we have of the Tiger Creek Mill. First of all, a couple of Amador County photos that aren’t of the Tiger Creek operation. (click to enlarge) Interesting photo, probably not at Tiger Creek, but we’d like to know more about it. Which mills used horse drawn trains? This is most likely the...

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Amador County Mills

As we start on the Amador County logging history, this editor was fortunate enough to talk with Roland Matson, the man primarily responsible for the operating steam saw mill at the Amador County Fair Grounds in Plymouth. We, the Logging Museum, have some photographs that were donated to the museum by Roland, but we will need, first of all, to locate them amongst the thousands...

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