Doyle & Crowder Mill

Doyle & Crowder Mill. Courtesy of Marie Herring Gould

First of all, I disclose that I do not know a lot about this sawmill, but I am working on it. The mill built around 1903, was located in what was referred to as Cannon field near the top of Doyle Grade.  It had one major customer, the Western Pacific Railroad to provide them with railroad ties while the railroad was being constructed through the region.  In 1918, due to the scarcity of machinery brought on by World War I, the Lassen Lumber & Box Company of Susanville purchased and dismantled it to build their new mill in Susanville.  In the 1950s, some people going through the old sawdust pile found several gold coins.


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