West Point Mills



John Parmeter, Tramp Logger, by Mary Matzek

What a story, Wobbly when being a Wobbly was a penitentiary offense ! Some man ! Full disclosure: Editor went to school with his daughter, Jeannie John Parmeter Tramp Logger By Mary Matzek “I was always known as a tramp, a tramp logger,” explains John Parmeter. “The wife and I have lived in 48 different homes but every place we lived we always came home...

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Sandy Gulch Mill report for CCWD

This report done by Shelley Davis-King and Judith Marvin, independent historians and archaeologists, for Calaveras County Water District has a lot of historical information in it about the Sandy Gulch Mill, Wilseyville, and other items, and some of the people in that area. We have a fairly substantial amount of Sandy Gulch history on the site, but there is much here that we didn’t have....

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The Sandy Gulch Mill

The newest and last of the American Box Company mIlls (American Forest Products Corp)  in Calaveras County, was the Associated Lumber and Box Company mill at Sandy Gulch. A new community was built to serve the mill workers and their families. Houses consisting of 4 rooms were built around a central area. This community was named Wilseyville in honor of Lawrence Wilsey, General Manager of...

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Stockton Box Mill at West Point

Click to enlarge Stockton Box Mill at West Point probably in the mid 1940’s Robert Fischer who grew up in West Point, and whose father worked for Stockton Box, tells about the origins of the mill. Quoting, sometimes loosely, from Bob’s “Memoirs of a Sierra Sawmill” In 1939, the Coffenberry brothers erected a sawmill on Negro Creek, a tributary of Bear Creek, which itself flowed...

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