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Fort Bragg in Mendocino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Dynamite Shack

 
 
Dynamite Shack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2016
1. Dynamite Shack Marker
Caption: Union Lumber Company dynamiting a roadbed along Big River in 1953.
Inscription. The dynamite stored in this little bunker was used to blast the area's first railway tunnel starting in 1892. The tunnel, built by Union Lumber Company, runs through the ridge dividing the Pudding Creek and Noyo River Watersheds.
Powder Monkeys
The men who worked with dynamite were called "powder monkeys." Frequent contact with nitroglycerin, the explosive ingredient in dynamite, can cause neurological damage, as well as other problems. Reportedly, the powder monkeys became a bit deranged and didn't always exercise the best judgement - ironic considering their work with high explosives.
Why do you think this shack was located far fro other site buildings.?
 
Erected by City of Fort Bragg.
 
Location. 39° 26.845′ N, 123° 48.862′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, California, in Mendocino County. Marker can be reached from West Elm Street near Glass Beach Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 398 West Elm Street, Fort Bragg CA 95437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Past Through Our Trash (approx. mile away); Whirring Saws Silenced: A Pictorial History of the Mill Site (approx. 0.3 miles
Dynamite Shack (background) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2016
2. Dynamite Shack (background) and Marker
away); Surrounded By Trees (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Weller House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Russell Johnson (approx. half a mile away); Fort Bragg (approx. half a mile away); Fort Building (approx. half a mile away); The Parrish Family Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bragg.
 
More about this marker. This marker is found on the Glass Beach (Bluffs) Trail at Noyo Headlands Park in Fort Bragg.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on August 7, 2016.
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