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Minor mill on Warren Creek by Arcata, California. Mack is the engineer, taken mid 1880s. Photographer unknown

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Ironically this photo and a number of others just recently came out of Isaac Minor's house in Glendale. The collection was most likely his, and still remains in the family. I was lucky to have the chance to scan dozens of photos.

Minor Mill

The following information on this photo and Minor Mill was obtained from the 4L group on Yahoo ( )

The photo shows Minor Mill & Lbr. Co. #2 built by Globe Iron Works of San Francisco in 1884 and scrapped in 1942. See Steam in the Redwoods by Carranco & Sorensen.

Isaac Minor built the Warren Creek Railroad in 1882 to reach
timber and a rock quarry. The line branched off the Arcata & Mad
River RR near its Warren Creek bridge and used the same 45.25 inch
track gauge. The loco in the photo is No.2, an 0-4-0t built by Globe
of San Francisco in 1884. In 1885, Minor built a new sawmill at
Glendale on A&MR and the Warren Creek logs went there. Loco lasted
until 1942. Glendale was the site where Timber Heritage stored its
collection until the recent move to Samoa.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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