Tiger Creek Lumber Mill and a few other photos
04 Aug 2008
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 Chickazola Mill at Ham’s Station on Highway 88
Below is the Mace mill with the names of the people in the photo
Click on the photo for a clearer image and better text.
The Tiger Creek Operation
We know that a number of photos were taken of the Tiger Creek Mill about 1910. That would seem to be about the time that these photos were taken, based on the machinery shown. The Tiger Creek Mill was a P.G.&E. operation producing lumber for their flumes and other construction.
We’ll start with some new-to-us photographs of the Tiger Creek operation. These photos are courtesy of the Amador County Historical Society and the Amador County Archives.
These photos are from a book that P.G. & E. put out telling about the Tiger Creek operation (click to get enlarged photo)
Here are their captions for the photographs above.
Rather than re-typing and losing the originality and character of the book from which the text is taken, the editor has decided to put the text here in its original form. Clicking anywhere on the text will take you to a full page view.
Lumber Yard at Tiger Creek
Lumber movement out of the mill on this tramway on its way to the canals.
Here are some more photos of the Tiger Creek operation that we acquired in the past.
Click on photos to enlarge
Tiger Creek Mill and Yard
Interesting photo of Tiger Creek Mill. Lots of stuff going on in this photo.
Flume at Tiger Creek. Power Generation? Log transport?
Mill pond at Tiger Creek
Spar Pole and Donkey Engine at Tiger Creek
Donkey Engine at Tiger Creek
Lumber Train at Tiger Creek
See the comment by our Friend of the Logging Museum, Don Haldeman, for a description of what we are seeing at the far end of the tracks. He was kind enough to say that the photo was off plumb, rather than the editor, who has deleted the description of what he thought he was seeing at the far end of the tracks.