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Lumber Mills

Between 1856 and 1940 over 115 lumber mills operated in the north eastern section of Fresno County, known as the Pine Ridge and Shaver Lake timber areas. Well over a 400 million board feet of pine was cut, milled and shipped primarily to Toll House, Clovis and Fresno, California by wagon,flumes and trucks.

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Lumber Mills of North Eastern Fresno County

Lumber Mills of North Eastern Fresno County

Lumber Mills of North Eastern Fresno County

Gus Bering Mill 1880-1881

Typical "Chute Line" c. 1898

Lumber Mills of North Eastern Fresno County

Lumber Mills of North Eastern Fresno County

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Steam Donkey c. 1898

Lumber Mills of North Eastern Fresno County

Steam Donkey c. 1898

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"Lumber Herder" on Flume to Toll House

"Lumber Herder" on Flume to Toll House

Steam Donkey c. 1898

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"Cross Hauling"

"Lumber Herder" on Flume to Toll House

Shaver Lake Flume to Toll House

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Shaver Lake Flume to Toll House

"Lumber Herder" on Flume to Toll House

Shaver Lake Flume to Toll House

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