Sawyers Bar, California

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Sawyers Bar
unincorporated community place
William H. Knowles, Photographer June, 1937 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST - Store Buildings, Sawyers Bar, Siskiyou County, CA HABS CAL,47-SAWBA,1-1.tif
Sawyers Bar is located in California
Sawyers Bar
Sawyers Bar
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°17′50.64″N 123°7′49.08″W / 41.2974000°N 123.1303000°W / 41.2974000; -123.1303000
Country United States
State California
County Siskiyou County
Elevation[1] 2,247 ft (685 m)

Sawyers Bar is an unincorporated community located on the North Fork Salmon River in unincorporated Siskiyou County, California, not to be confused with a Sawyers or Lawyers Bar in Del Norte County.[2]

History[edit]

Sawyers Bar, now in Siskiyou County was a California Gold Rush mining camp, first in Trinity County (one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood). Then following the rush to the Klamath and Salmon Rivers, it became part of the now defunct Klamath County from 1851 to 1874. It was then within that part of Klamath County annexed to Siskiyou County. Sawyers Bar, was one of the largest gold producers in the county that year, along with Negro Flat, Gullion Bar and Bestville.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sawyers Bar, California
  2. ^ GNIS Feature Detail Report for: Sawyers Bar
  3. ^ Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of California, Vol. VI, 1848-1859, The History company, San Francisco, 1888, p.370

Coordinates: 41°17′51″N 123°07′49″W / 41.2974°N 123.1303°W / 41.2974; -123.1303