Spooner Area
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member two bison
N 39° 06.370 W 119° 55.067
11S E 247699 N 4332612
The "Spooner Area" marker is located along the turn-around by the entrance to the Spooner Lake area of Lake Tahoe State Park. It can be accessed without having to enter the park and pay the day use fee.
Waymark Code: WMWR8
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 79

The Spooner Area is named after Michele E. Spooner. He was instrumental in supplying lumber to the Comstock Mines of Nevada starting in 1868. Spooner Lake and the Spooner Summit on US 50 also bear his name.

Marker Title (required): SPOONER AREA (Logging and Lumber Period: 1868-1895)

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 225

Marker Text (required):
This area bears the name of Michele E. Spooner, a French Canadian entrepreneur, who, along with others, was instrumental in establishing the wood and lumber industry which supplied the needs of the Comstock mines and mills. In 1868 Spooner became a partner with Oliver and John Lonkey, the Elliot Brothers, Henry M. Yerington, William Fairburn and Simon Dubois in the Summit Fluming Company and operated a shingle mill and sawmill. In 1870 Yerington, Bliss & Company took over the Summit Fluming Company. In 1873 another sawmill was erected at Spooner Meadows. Later in 1873, all the mills were taken over by the Carson & Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company. This company, headquartered at Glenbrook, went on to become the largest of the three huge combines supplying wood and lumber to the Comstock.

County (required): Douglas

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

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