Local History

Early Mendocino Coast Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738559469
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 2008

Driving Highway 1 along the Mendocino coast is a scenic adventure that draws thousands of visitors every year. Following the coast from Gualala on the south to Needle Rock in the north can be a challenge and features back-road driving. But imagine 100 years ago. Were there roads then too? How did people move along the coast? And what were they doing? Why did they settle here?

Anderson Valley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738530178
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - August 17th, 2005

On Anderson Valley's rolling hills, oaks wander out to meet ancient redwood groves. Formed as a string of stage stops on the road from Cloverdale to the coast, each valley town has its own unique story. Boonville began as The Corners at the junction of two roads. When local ladies banished liquor, Boonville's Anytime Saloon had to move out of town.

Chinese in Mendocino County Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738559131
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - February 2009

Mendocino County's name comes from the Native Americans who resided seasonally on the coast. The county is known as a scenic destination for its panoramic views of the sea, parks, wineries, and open space. Less well known are the diverse cultural groups who were responsible for building the county of Mendocino.

Point Cabrillo Light Station Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738559506
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - October 27th, 2008

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, on the rugged coast of Mendocino County in Northern California, was first lit as an aid to navigation on June 10, 1909. The light station continues to serve mariners and is regarded as one of the crown jewels of lighthouses on the West Coast.

Ukiah Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738570402
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - October 7th, 2009

Chainsaws: A History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781550173802
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Published: Harbour Publishing - December 2006

Winner of the 2007 Award for Best Non-Fiction Book from Arts Hamilton

Winner of US Magazine Independent Publisher's IPPY Award for Best Western Canadian Regional Title

Logging the Redwoods Cover Image
ISBN: 9780870043734
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Published: Caxton Press - January 1975

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

Redwood Classic Cover Image
ISBN: 9780887400490
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - July 2007

The Voyage of the Frolic: New England Merchants and the Opium Trade Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804729093
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Published: Stanford University Press - June 1997

In the late summer of 1984, the author and a group of his archaeology students excavated fragments of Chinese porcelain at the site of a Pomo Indian village a hundred miles north of San Francisco. How did these ceramics, which were more than a hundred years old, find their way to this remote area?

A Tour of Mendocino Cover Image
ISBN: 9780939431069
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Published: Bored Feet Press - November 1st, 1991

What have you always wanted to know about Mendocino? Which house is shown as Jessica Fletcher's home in "Murder She Wrote?" Where was the town's first building? The answers to these questions and other fascinating historical tidbits, can be found as you follow this walking tour of Mendocino's landmark buildings.