Hobart Mills / Boca Ephemera (Lake Tahoe Region)

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Hobart Mills / Boca Ephemera (Lake Tahoe Region)
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This item SOLD at 2018 Oct 22 @ 08:32UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Lot of 7. 1) Hobart Mills: a) 1907 corner advertising cover, Boca cancel. b) Two different Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Co. checks. This was a lumber operation that started on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe during the height of the Comstock and was relocated near Truckee to a spot called Hobart Mills (and Overton). The first check is from the Comstock heyday, issued in Virginia City in 1881 and signed by JB Overton. RN revenue imprint, soiling. The second is a paycheck from 1901, dateline Overton, Cal. c) Rare personal revenue check for W.S. Hobart, namesake of the town and one of the Tahoe/Comstock lumber barons. Issued in 1882, signed by Hobart. d) Carson City Western Union Telegraph receipt attached billhead for the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Co., issued in 1901 for telegraph messages sent to Hobart Mills. e) Very cute souvenir color postcard packet of Hobart Mills, published by Ed. Hess of Stockton. 16 different views. Opens accordion style. Rare! Not mailed. 2) Corner advertising cover for The Boca Mill Co. 1912 Boca cancel. The Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Co. was formed in 1878 by Hobart and Marlette on the east shore of Lake Tahoe. The company owned almost ten thousand acres of timber along the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe along with a mill at Incline. The project was overseen by J. B. Overton, who also served as Superintendent for the Virginia & Gold Hill Water Co. Lumber was transported using flumes, steamers and then the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. The decline of mining on the Comstock corresponded to a decreased demand for lumber. In 1894 the company sold the dam at Marlette lake to the Carson & Tahoe Lumber Company. The mill and railroad were disassembled and moved five miles north of Truckee alongside Prosser Creek at the site of the new town of Hobart Mills (Overton). City: Hobart Mills State: California Date: HWAC# 78629