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Historical Overview
The Pinedale neighborhood has served a variety of purposes since its beginnings in 1923 as a mill town to house employees for the Sugar Pine Lumber Company. Through its many phases and periods of development a community with pride and identity has emerged. The cultural history of the project includes three periods of significance: the first period of significance is 1923-1933, during the operation of the Sugar Pine Lumber Company; the second period of significance is 1933-1945, the time following the close of the Mill and use of the site by the U.S. Army for both a Japanese relocation camp and Camp Pinedale; a third period of significance is post World War II through the 1950s.