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.
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.
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