“Lowell Robinson’s forebears were early foothill ranchers who drove cattle each summer into the High Sierra. e family ranch, while providing him plenty of experience riding horses and caring for livestock, never won his heart. Machinery, on the other hand, sparked his imagination and suggested endless opportunities be- yond the white fences. By acquiring and accumulating equipment, Robinson made his career harvesting timber on an industrial scale. . . Lowell Robinson’s life was the expression of a spirit, an energy, which drove him and inspired other men to follow. e bond between him and the talented men who joined in his enterprises was a bond of mutual recognition. ese men saw in Lowell a natural leader, a man who could do and would do any job he would ask another man to do, and likely turn a pro t while doing it. At the same time, he could see the potential in other men. . . . He was a man of unquestion- able integrity. He measured his words carefully, and once having spoken, would do as he had said, and no one ever doubted it.”—Gage McKinney, Award winning author of MacBoyle’s Gold and e 1930s: No Depression Here.
About the Book’s Authors:
Martin Keith Marsh was born in Nevada City, the great-grandson of Martin Luther Marsh, a pioneer lumberman. He attended Nevada City’s elementary and high schools, graduating in 1947. He attended UC Berkeley through his junior year, before serving in the Korean War from 1952 to 1953. From 1954 to 1972, military assignments took him and his family to Washington D.C., Maryland, Taiwan, Colorado, Okla- homa, Korea, Alabama, and Nebraska. A er retiring from the Army in 1972, he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma, taught at the University of South Dakota and was a full professor at Humboldt and Bakers eld State Universities until 1991, when he returned to Nevada City, and met Lowell Robinson.
David A. Comstock was born in Oakland, served in World War II from 1944 to 1947. He attended the University of Idaho, San Jose State College, and UC Berkeley. He was an artist, book designer and printing consultant prior to his marriage to Ardis Hatton, the daughter of Nevada County lumber dealer Wood Hatton and granddaughter of the pioneer Sonntag family, Comstock wrote Nevada County Chronicles, a three volume history of the California Gold Rush and its a ermath. In 1979 he and Ardis created the Comstock Bonanza Press to publish new books about California and the Gold Country. Lowell Robinson invited him to complete this book when Keith Marsh’s health began to fail in 2012.
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