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Finding aid of the Marvin E. Locke Collection of Dutch Flat, California Business and Legal Records
MSS 059  
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Description
Collection consists primarily of records of Notary Public G.H. Colby, attorney W.P. Sowden, and the Towle Lumber Company, all of Dutch Falt, California.
Background
Dutch Flat, California was originally a gold mining town settled by Germans (1851). It was later a stage stop enroute to Washoe, Nevada (1860s) and a train stop on transcontinental railroad (1869). Lumbering was major industry in more recent times.
Extent
.5 linear feet
Restrictions
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection open for research.