#478:  Site of San Mateo County's First Sawmill

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On Portola Rd, 0.2 mi S of intersection of Hwy 84 and Portola Rd, Woodside





State Plaque



From the Guidebook:

About 300 feet south of this monument, on the banks of the Alambique Creek, stood San Mateo County's first sawmill, built by Charles Brown in 1847. About the same time, Dennis Martin was building a second mill on San Francisquito Creek. Both were run by water power and were similar in structure to the famous Sutter's Mill at Coloma.

Marker place by the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County in cooperation with the San Mateo County Historical Association. Dedicated June 8, 1952.

2009 David Schmitt