PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
THE CABLE over the South Fork of the American River carried rough cut lumber to the Camin mill.

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Where the heck is Camino?

By From page C1 | March 30, 2012

Development of the Camino area began in the 1860s and involved two Scottish brothers whose names remain famous in the local timber industry, James and John Blair. They are credited with being the first to start a lumber company in the area which, for many years, bore their name. For a while they also maintained the Sportsman’s Hall, that now historical spot which both the drivers of freight wagons to the famous Virginia City mines and the Pony Express used as a stopping place.

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