The only thing I found was Centerville in Alpine County was a supply settlement that supplied the nearby mines. You might try contacting the Alpine County Museum about your question at www.alpinecountymuseum.com/#!
I find the local museums and historical societies are very helpful. If they don't know the answer to your question right off, they will try their best to find an answer. Sometimes, they may even have a rare photo to go with the information. www.CAGenWeb.com is another useful research website. Good luck.