The Blagen Mill

Carriage, Sawyer, and Setter at Blagen Mill

Carriage at Blagen Mill (Clicking on the photo will enlarge it a number of times) The photo shows Sawyer, Wilbert Duguay, on the left, who signals the setter, who has his hand on the set dial, what he wants the next cut to be. Enlargement of the photo will show Wilbert holding up his little finger and his pointer finger. With his left hand the...


Blagen Mill and Area Report for CCWD

We have a lot of history of the Blagen Mill and the surrounding area already on theweb site, but this history done by archeology/history people has some very interesting information in it. Click on the link to read. Blagen Mill area report done for CCWD  

Blagen Mill from Beginning to End as told in the Stockton Record

Editors Note: Richard Hess, retired Forester who worked in Amador and Calaveras Counties sent the museum a packet of historical photos, maps, newspaper articles, etc. What follows is the story of the beginning of the Blagen Mill and the end of the Blagen Mill as told by Stockton Record reporters.  November 28th, 1939   Reporter not named Blagen Lumber Company Lays Out New Town: Long...


Blagen Mill Photos

Click to enlarge Blagen Mill powerhouse nearly complete (click to enlarge) Blagen Mill probably in the 1950’s Blagen Lumber Company Office Enos Duart Enos Marvin Duart, Yard Superintendent at the Blagen Mill office Last two photos courtesy of Kathy Duart Richards, Granddaughter of Mr. Duart

The Big Trees Hotel

When the Blagen Mill and Linebaugh Logging came to White Pines in 1938 and 1939, at least some of those who could afford it, stayed at the Big Trees Hotel. We’ve had a number of people connected to that time ask us about a photo of the hotel which burned in the mid 1940’s. Here are some of the photos of the hotel that we...


Old Bill, the logging horse

The Never Before Told Story of “Old Bill” the Logging Horse   Note: This story was told to your editor one day in June 2009,  by Dale Brooks, one of the few left who came down from Calpine with the Blagens and Linebaughs in 1938. The story: In Calpine, and later in White Pines in the very beginning, Doc Linebaugh used horses as part of...


Ruggles Tract to Sierra Pacific, a history of Cal. Co. timber holdings

A concise, although occasionally inaccurate, history of the large tract of forest land that was first cut by Blagen Mill, then American Forest Products, and ended up being owned by Sierra Pacific Industries can be found in the following history: Calaveras Gold: The Impact of Mining on a Mother Lode County By Ronald H. Limbaugh, and Willard P. Fuller, Jr. Published by University of Nevada...


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