Douglas County
  39.0811, -119.94264

"Well, this one's annoying, even though the view is quite spectacular! Any reason why Marker 207 is located along SR 207? Time to check off another county conquered." -- Journal Entry, August 2007

Along US 50, 2 miles southwest of Spooner Summit, 22 miles west of Carson City

Original Date Visited: 8/14/07

Signed: Both lanes of US 50

Notes: The approach to this one comes up extremely fast so keep your eyes peeled from whichever direction you're coming from! The safest way to tackle this marker is by anticipating the turnoff to "Glenbrook," 2 miles west Spooner Summit. The marker hides in the trees almost out of plain view as US 50 makes a quick turn south. Be safe!

  • [219] Marker 219 plaque
  • [219] The bustling logging and lumbering era, circa 1866
  • [219] An exact replica of the V-shaped flume used during the lumbering era
  • [219] Marker 219 at Glenbrook
  • [219] This marker can be easily missed on the busy 50!

Exact Description:
Lumbering operations in the Glenbrook area of Lake Tahoe began in 1861. Consolidation of V- flume systems in and near Clear Creek Canyon by 1872 made it possible to float lumber, cordwood, and sawed material from Spooner's Summit to Carson City and to eliminate wagon hauling over the 9-year old Lake Bigler Toll Road (King's Canyon Road).

In 1875, the new Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company, under Duane Bliss, assumed all operations, becoming the largest Comstock wood and lumber combine. It controlled over 50,000 acres of timberland, operating 2 to 4 sawmills, 2 Lake Tahoe steam tugs to tow logs, 2 logging railroads, the logging camps employing 500 men, and a planing mill and box factory in Carson City.

Timber depletion and reduced Comstock mining closed the company in 1898; it had taken 750,000,000 board feet of lumber and 500,000 cords of wood from Tahoe Basin forests during its lifetime.

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 [193] -- Historic Flume & Lumber Yard   [225] -- Spooner Area ...   [261] -- Spooner Summit 

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