The Blagen Mill



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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Ed Adams, highly regarded Blagen Mill Superintendent

As this web editor talks to former Blagen Mill employees, they seem to always speak of Ed Adams as a man and mill superintendent they liked and respected. We’re fortunate to have gotten a lot of history and photos of Ed and his family. In addition to the photos, I’ve included text that gives us more insight into the history. Ed’s father, Abe, was a...

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