Long time residents of Black Diamond, Judy and I love our community and the unique natural beauty and colorful history we have here. Join us in learning more about our history, local wildlife, must do hikes, conservation areas to explore and the opportunities and challenges faced by our community. Craig Goodwin

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12/18/2013

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Davidw

After looking at the map and reading the Park Plan, point N on the map reads to me as a historical display about a narrow gauge railroad. The plan only mentions a walking trail around Frog Lake.

Craig

Thanks David. I have edited my post accordingly. A "historical display" can mean a lot of different things to different people. Still the wrong place to put something like this however configured and not sure it belongs here at all anyway.

Davidw

I'd like to know more about this narrow gauge railroad. Given the location, probably a logging line?

Craig

David - As I understand it, this was a logging railroad serving the Lake Sawyer Sawmill and originated further south and then east of the park location. As you know, the mill was located at the northeast corner of Lake Sawyer. If you search my blog for posts related the sawmill, you should find additional references including a rough map. In addition, an early post titled "Another Rail Trail To Hike" has photos of the remains of this trail bed located just west of the Morgan Creek development.

Craig

David - As you may already be aware, there was also a narrow gauge logging rail line serving the southwest side of Lake Sawyer. If you do a search on my blog for Lake Sawyer Log Dump, you will see several photos of the log dump and mention of this rail line.

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