Timilick community renamed Schafferand#8217;s Mill after the ‘Father of Truckee’
May 4, 2011
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Timilick, a 475-acre, 400-homesite gated community and private golf club located just east of Truckee has been renamed Schafferand#8217;s Mill. Named after the and#8220;Father of Truckee,and#8221; George Schaffer, Schafferand#8217;s Mill pays homage to Mr. Schaffer, his ideals and vision. New Martis Partners acquired the exceptional, but beleaguered property in January 2011 and immediately set about to re-brand and reposition the community.
and#8220;Schafferand#8217;s Mill will be a place where families can come together to experience the adventure and beauty of the Truckee and Tahoe region,and#8221; said New Martis Partners Managing Partner John Marlin. and#8220;Much like its namesake, Schafferand#8217;s Mill will work for the betterment of the Truckee and Tahoe communities. Whenever possible we will look to support local businesses, such as bakers, builders, florists and artists.and#8221;
Schafferand#8217;s large, close-knit family shared many lasting memories and enjoyed wonderful traditions while living and working within these surroundings. Like the Schaffers, Schafferand#8217;s Mill will be a community where families can enjoy spending time together with a round of golf, trout fishing in one of the stocked ponds or sharing a milkshake on the clubhouse patio.
For those families searching for fun, a Schafferand#8217;s Mill community concierge will develop a year-round schedule of activities and fun for the whole family, including skiing, boating, hiking, etc. Schafferand#8217;s Mill residential opportunities are comprised of 400 estate-sized custom home sites.
In 1871, George Schaffer opened a large saw mill in the Martis Valley to help satisfy lumber demand in the growing cities of Sacramento and San Francisco. Located three miles south of Truckee, Schafferand#8217;s Mill thrived immediately and began to meet the construction needs of the Bay Area. A man of strong determination and a visionary, Schaffer directed his loggers to leave smaller trees untouched to help foster future forests and#8211; an uncommon act for logging operations of this time.
Schaffer was a family man, as he and his wife, Margaret, had 12 children. He also was a leader in Truckeeand#8217;s many community and charitable organizations, including the Fire Companies, the Masons, Knights of Pythias and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
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When Schaffer passed in 1903, the Truckee Republican headline read, and#8220;The Noble Tree Has Fallen! His death closes the career of a man whose history has been inseparably interwoven with the history of Truckee. No figure had been more conspicuous in town since its inception.and#8221;
Today, Old Schaffer Mill Road, the road on which the Schafferand#8217;s Mill community is located, leads to the site of Georgeand#8217;s old saw mill. In the town of Truckee, the historic Schaffer House, built in 1895, is still located on Church Street and is available for touring.
New Martis Partners is a Dallas-based real estate development firm specializing in the creation of family-oriented communities. The firmand#8217;s multi-disciplined leaders have more than 75 years of experience behind their vision to create communities with lasting value.
For more information visit http://www.schaffersmill.com.