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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mendocino County, California
Adjacent to Mendocino County, California
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| Before 1850
Before European settlement, the Pomo peoples occupied much of the North Coast of California. The Navarro River formed the boundary between the Northern and Central Pomo. Navarro Beach was seasonally occupied as a place to . . . — — Map (db m116795) HM|
|Storekeeper, W.W. Boone settled in Southern Anderson Valley among families that brought the Scottish and Midwestern patterns of speech in the mid 1890’s. Young men picked hops, sheared sheep, and displayed marvelous whit, cleverness, and . . . — — Map (db m64259) HM|
|Our Captain's voice boomed above the roar of the surf. "Heave about! Turn the ship!"
With a mighty jolt a rock took our rudder and punched a hole in her hull. The Frolic was sinking and none of us knew how to swim! Captain Faucon, bless . . . — — Map (db m96476) HM|
|For thousands of years, the Cum-a-Lul Pa'Mu (Coastal Pomo) and neighboring Indian tribal groups have set up seasonal camps within a few hundred yards of this beach to gather the sea's valuable food resources.
Pomo caught . . . — — Map (db m96677) HM|
|The clatter of lumber and the shouts of longshoremen at Laguna Point began in 1883. Schooners and steamships moored here to take on loads of Mendocino's valuable redwood lumber
In 1883, the Laguna Point loading operation . . . — — Map (db m96629) HM|
|The first inhabitants of Round Valley were the Yuki who resided here for thousands of years in harmony with their natural surroundings. In 1854, Europeans settlers entered the valley. In 1856, conflicts between settlers and Yuki escalated and to . . . — — Map (db m78169) HM|
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|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 . . . — — Map (db m96561) HM|
| Cast in England and brought around the Horn. First bell in Fort Bragg. It
hung in the steeple from 1890-1952. It summoned worshipers to church, sounded
fire alarms and curfew. — — Map (db m152830) HM|
|Established in this vicinity June 11, 1857 by 1st Lieutenant Horatio Gate Gibson, 3rd Artillery, later Brigadier General, US Army. Named by Gibson in honor of his former company commander, Braxton Bragg, later General, C.S.A. Abandoned in October . . . — — Map (db m10585) HM|
|The last remaining structure and once the original quartermaster’s storehouse and commissary of Fort Bragg Military Post 1857-1864, then located near Laurel and Redwood Avenues. — — Map (db m10586) HM|
|This state forest is named in honor of Jacob Green
Jackson (1817-1901), founder of the Caspar Lumber
Company. His motto "Walk Humbly - Deal Justly," was
exemplified by his operation and that of his
successor and grandson, Casimir Jackson . . . — — Map (db m153770) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m153493) WM|
The strange and beautiful objects found along this beach started out as trash. Until 1959, this site was Fort Bragg's garbage dump. Years of smoldering fires and salt-water spray melted and twisted old cars, household trash, electric materials, . . . — — Map (db m96556) HM|
|The first plane owned by the Union Lumber Company
landed on this airstrip in 1949. Company executives
traveled by air from San Francisco to oversee mill
operations or to go on summer and holiday vacations.
Planes took off and landed here for the . . . — — Map (db m152602) HM|
|Long ago, young Lucy Cooper became annoyed by the wind that blew her clothing around. She brought sacred acorn meal from her house and offered it to the wind. The wind stopped.
Lucy Cooper's Pomo village, called Kah-la-deh-mun, . . . — — Map (db m96564) HM|
|In 1893 David Franklin Parrish, his wife, Sarah Linebough Parrish, six daughters and four sons, “set out for Fort Bragg...to raise potatoes and peas on the bluffs by the ocean.” David had worked with Luther Burbank in Santa Rosa during . . . — — Map (db m64773) HM|
The Weller House
as been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
[Statement of Significance: 1886; Frame; clapboarding; 2 1/2 stories; modified . . . — — Map (db m12025) HM|
|You would have heard the buzz of saw blades, the roar of trains and trucks moving logs in and lumber out, the blast of steam from the smoke stack, and the set-your-watch-by-it blow of the lunch whistle. But that's all gone now.
The old mill that . . . — — Map (db m96562) HM|
|Originally named Sanel after the native
Sanelanos people, the town was founded in 1859
when a store, saloon, and blacksmith shop were
opened. It became Hopland in 1880 owing to the
predominance of hops in the local economy.
Prohibition . . . — — Map (db m152609) HM|
The Pinches Stable was located here during the late eighteen-hundreds. During that time horses were the key element for travel and people passing through town boarded them here.
Laytonville's . . . — — Map (db m91801) HM|
|Ford House 1854 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — — Map (db m165993) HM|
|Erik Albertson, first Worshipful Master of Mendocino Lodge No. 179, Free and Accepted Masons, undertook construction of this Masonic Hall in 1866.
Albertson carved "Time and the Maiden," the statue which adorns the roof, out of a single virgin . . . — — Map (db m96627) HM|
|This is one of the oldest Protestant churches in continuous use in California. Organized as the Presbyterian Church on November 6, 1859, the building, constructed of redwood, was dedicated on July 5, 1868. — — Map (db m10600) HM|
|The Point Cabrillo Light Station was built in 1908 by the US Lighthouse Service to protect the "Doghole Schooners" that plied the lumber trade between San Francisco and the Redwood Coast. These steam ships and sailing vessels were known for their . . . — — Map (db m543) HM|
|California State Landmark #927
[California Registered Historical Landmark description states: One of the oldest of California's Chinese houses of worship in continuous use, the temple may date back as far as 1854, though its . . . — — Map (db m143483) HM|
|In the woods across the road behind you lies the mausoleum of Minnie Stoddard Lilley, a homesteader, pioneer and teacher of early Mendocino County. From 1904 to 1936 Stoddard taught in a one room schoolhouse in the Andersonia/Percy area. For many . . . — — Map (db m102242) HM|
Confusion Hill was officially listed by the California Office of Historic Preservation as a State Point of Historical Interest 1/29/10
Confusion Hill was opened in 1949 by George Hudson. It consisted of a Gift
Shop, Snack Bar . . . — — Map (db m120663) HM|
|This site and natural landmark has been a welcome guide to safe navigation for ships along the rugged Mendocino coast since 1870, destroyed by 1906 earthquake, two years later stately tower was erected. — — Map (db m64770) HM|
|(This monument is made up of three plaques. The first plaque is on the front.)
This monument is dedicated to the fifteen young men from Yawatahama, Japan who sailed 11,000 kilometers across the Pacific in a 15 meter wooden boat to realize . . . — — Map (db m64325) HM|
|This sturdy iron-front building may have been a lesson learned from the April 1906 earthquake. The Dispatch Democrat newspaper reported on August 17, 1906 that a "deep cellar is being dug for a new brick building." Henry Meyer, who had come . . . — — Map (db m96482) HM|
| In 1905 J.W. Eversole moved his highly successful furniture and undertaking business in to this new building. The structure was very modern with large plate glass windows, full plumbing and the first concrete foundation in Ukiah. The 2nd floor . . . — — Map (db m96481) HM|
|John McGlashan, rancher and businessman, built an ornate two story business house on this corner in 1890. It became the home of the Ukiah Post Office and later the Ukiah Mercantile Exchange. The building was lost in the great fire of 1917. In its . . . — — Map (db m96554) HM|
| This wonderful example of Italianate style was built in 1882 and expanded in 1906, adding more offices, a dining room, kitchen and bathrooms.
The Ukiah chapter of IOOF was formed in 1870 and their building was the grandest structure of its . . . — — Map (db m80696) HM|
| “To the ladies
of the night
upon this site.” — — Map (db m80695) HM|
| This 1924 Beau Art/classical style building is the second building on this site for the Masons.
Their original 1872 wooden hall burned in 1923. No expense was spared to make this lodge the showcase of Ukiah. The lodge sported a blue Chinese . . . — — Map (db m96480) HM|
|This house, constructed in 1911-12, is a unique craftsman style redwood building which incorporates northwestern Indian designs into its architecture. The sun house was designed by George Wilcox and John W. and Grace Carpenter Hudson. Dr. Hudson was . . . — — Map (db m71925) HM|
|The Marks Family were early merchants in Mendocino County.
In 1899 they held a grand opening for an elegant new department store at
this location and by 1905 had become prominent local citizens.
This corner building is the most visible structure . . . — — Map (db m152829) HM|
| On June, 28, 1897 Ukiah became the 118th telephone exchange in California, when the Sunset Telephone Company started providing service. Minnie Smith Scott was the first manager and operator. Female operators were fondly called "Hello Girls", There . . . — — Map (db m96477) HM|
|Native Americans used these springs for thousands of years before Frank Marble "discovered" them in 1848. William Day established the resort here in 1854. Ukiah Vichy represents one of the oldest continuously operating mineral springs resorts in . . . — — Map (db m78163) HM|
Honoring all who served
All gave some, some gave all
John F Hollister ·
Jun 27 1970
Clyde E Rains · Mar 4 1969
Lewis L Short ·
Aug 7 1969
Daniel G Dawson · Nov 6 1964
John P Patton . . . — — Map (db m161063) WM|
|This building was constructed in
1915 with grants from the Women's
Improvement Club, Carnegie
Foundation, and the City of
Willits. The total cost of
construction was $1,000. It
served continuously as a library
to the Greater Willits area . . . — — Map (db m152605) HM|