El Dorado County



Blair Mill at Pacific house

New, at least to us at the logging museum Editor: I looked at Lee Roger’s Camino/Blair Mill website but didn’t see any reference to this video. I find it quite remarkable. Take a look at this wonderful 16 mm film of the mill. Back to the not-quite-so-new. Editor: These photos and text were sent to us by Lee Rogers who grew up at the mill....

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Caldor Logging Operation

Emma Hardwick sent us these photos of the Caldor Logging Operation where her Great-Great-Grandfather and her Great-Grandfather both worked. She describes the location of the mill as, “The mill was located quite a ways off Grizzly Flat road just after you passed Cole’s Station” That is Emma’s Great-Grandfather W.A. Williams squatting in the lower right. The Caldor crew loading logs onto a rail car. See...

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The Bell with a Connection

If you read the parent (one notch up in the hierarchy) of this page, you will know that the cable at Pino Grande dropped lumber-loaded rail cars from the north side of the American River to the south side of the American River, a horizontal distance of 2814 feet. The bottom of the sagging cable was 1200 feet above the river. The mill up on...

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Eldorado County Logging

As we acquire more information, we will continue to add to this section of our site. After thought December 2014. Commenters have added a whole lot of information about Eldorado County, particularly the area around Pino Grande and Camino. Interested readers should access “Camino History” on Facebook. This group has a lot of information and history about the Camino area. Also on Facebook look at...

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Cable from Pino Grande to Camino Mill

Editors note: Funny how things work out. I just recently found out that I’ve not been pronouncing the name of the mill correctly. Being a Californian, I gave it the Spanish pronunciation. Come to find out, it was pronounced  Pie no Grand. .Who’d have known if Steve Polkinghorn hadn’t told him. Wikipedia says that the original name was Pinogrande Photo of our piece of the...

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