Plumas County Points of Interest
Two markers mounted on the ruined structure read:
Henry A. Engels settled at the Superior Mine in 1880. Discovered the Engels Mine in 1883. The first all flotation copper mill in the U.S. was completed in 1914. The Indian Valley Railroad began in 1917 and company town of Engelmine was established. The mines and mill operated until the Great Depression.
Dedicated June 9, 6012 (2007) by Chapters 8 and 1911 of the Ancient & Honorable order of E Clampus Vitus. Credo Quia Absurdum
Indian Valley Railroad
The Indian Valley Railroad Co. was incorporated in 1916 by Engels Copper Mining Co. The purpose was to build a standard gauge railroad from a connection on the Western Pacific Railroad at Paxton, to Engels, a distance of 22 miles. This facilitated the movement of ore concentrates, freight and passengers. The railroad operated until 1938.
Dedicated June 14, 6013 (2008) by Chapters 8 and 1911 of the Ancient & Honorable order of E Clampus Vitus. Credo Quia Absurdum