My culling of the Bancroft Library Collection of photographs has elicited these remarkable photographs of the operations of the Caspar Lumber Company. I have not see n them before and I suspect that they are new to many.
The photo below shows Camp 19. Camp 19 was by the pond on the left as you descend the bendy hill just past the half way mark on Route 20 en route from Fort Bragg to Willits. The pond is not natural. The stream was dammed to make a log pond for a small mill that was located there after Caspar Lumber Company ceased its operations.
Caspar Lumber Company, west of their Camp 19. View from north of Willits-Fort Bragg Road.
A log dump along the Caspar railroad. Here logs were rolled onto the log cars with jack screws.
Camp Cars Under Construction
Logging with a horse team by Caspar Lumber Company
Federal truck serving as switching locomotive beyond incline - Caspar Lumber Co.
Caspar Chute House, for housing machinery and cable for loading lumber from land to vessels anchored off shore.
Sorting table of Caspar Lumber Company. Note monorail trolley for handling packages of lumber
Caspar Lumber Company mill, rebuilt in 1888 after a fire demolished the original mil.
Caspar Lumber Company Mill