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#552:  Pioneer Paper Mill

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Location:

1.3 mi inside Samuel P. Taylor State Park, 18 mi W of Hwy 101 off Sir Francis Drake Blvd, County Hwy A104 (P.M. 171), Lagunitas

38.029465,-122.7405

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

The first paper mill on the Pacific coast was built here in November 1856 by Samuel Penfield Taylor. Using water-power and later steam, it was replaced in 1884 by a larger steam-powered mill nearby, which was closed by the depression of 1893 and destroyed by fire in 1915.

Plaque placed by Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West of Marin County in cooperation with California State Park Commission. October 21, 1956



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