Documentary History of American Water-works

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Pacific States
California Forest Hill

Forest Hill, California

Forest Hill, now Foresthill, was in the fall of 1850..

A. B. Scott was listed as the proprietor of the Forest Hill Water Works in an 1861 directory.  This was probably Arthur Bothwell Scott (1820-1882).

An 1878 directory lists Albrecht and Andrew as the proprietors of the system.  Albrecht could have been Charles Albrecht, who ran a merchandise store in Forest Hill.

Bart Finning is listed as the president of the Forest City Water Company in a 1919 California Railroad Commission report..  Reports in 1949, 1951, and 1953 list the owner as the Forest Hill Water Works.

The Foresthill Public Utility District was formed in 1950 and purchased the Forest Hills Water Works in late 1952 or early 1953.

Water is provided by the Foresthill Public Utility District.

1861 Directory of the County of Placer for the Year 1861: Containing a History of the County, and of the Different Towns in the County, with the Names of Inhabitants and Every Thing Appertaining to a Complete Directory
Pages 49-52:  Forest Hill.
Page 180.  Scott A. B. prop'r of water works, Forest Hill

1878 The Marysville Appeal Directory of Northern California for 1878
Page 282:  Forest Hill.  Forest Hill Water Comp'y, Albrecht & Andrew, proprietors
Albrecht, Chas., general merchandise.

1882 History of Placer County, California: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches Of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, by Myron Angel
Pages 388-389:  Forest Hill.

1919 Report of the Railroad Commission of the State of California
Page 479:  Forest Hill Water Company, Bart Finning, Manager, Forest Hill, California

1952 "$225,000 Forest Hill Water Bond Vote Is Set," Sacramento Bee, December 2, 1952, Page 25.
Forest Hill, Placer Co.- A $225,000 bond election in the Forest Hill Public Utility District is scheduled for December 12th by the board of directors.
The acquisition, construction and completion of a water system is proposed if the bond issue carries.  The present service is owned by the Forest Hill Water Works.

1952 "$225,000 Forest Hill Utility Issue Passes," Sacramento Bee, December 13, 1952, Page 18.
Forest Hill, Placer Co.- By a vote of 206 to 12, residents of the Forest Hill Public Utilities District approved a $225,000 bond issue to finance the purchase of the Forest Hill Water works and to complete its construction.
As a result of yesterday's election, a four mile long pipeline will be constructed from Mill Creek to a reservoir to assure an adequate supply of water throughout the year.

Inventory of the Public Utilities Commission. Annual Reports of Utilities Records: Part I
Forest Hill Water Company, 1924, 1925
Forest Hill Water Works, 1949, 51, 53

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