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Cooper's Sawmill

SW corner- intersection of Mirabel and River Rds (P.M. 174) near Mirabel Park- 8 mi W of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, CA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 38° 29' 36.0384", -122° 53' 43.1196"
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In 1834, Mariano G. Vallejo's brother-in-law, John B. R. Cooper, constructed California's first known power-operated commercial sawmill. In addition to sawing redwood lumber, the mill and surrounding settlement served as a barrier to Russian encroachment from the west. Located on Mark West Creek, the waterpowered mill was destroyed by flood in the winter of 1840-41.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00
Cooper's Sawmill Historical Marker Location Map, Santa Rosa, California Map