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Indian Rancheria’s (Reservations) of Mendocino County

  On April 22, 1850, the state legislature passed “An act for the Government and Protection of Indians” into law, providing indenture or apprenticeship of California Indians. This new law led to widespread kidnapping of Indian children. A new reservation was clearly essential. Not that other solutions hadn’t been tried; in his inaugural address to the legislature, [...]
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City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

  Two miles east of Ukiah, which is the county seat of Mendocino, in Talmage, is The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. This is an international Buddhist community and monastery founded by Hsuan Hua, an important figure in western Buddhism. This is one of the first Chinese Zin Buddhist temples in the United States, and [...]
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Elk / Greenwood “The Town with Two Names”

  Picture of the town of Greenwood / Elk  along the Pacific coast on Highway 1 Just 20 minutes south from Stevenswood Spa Resort is the quaint little coastal town of Elk also known as Greenwood. It extends along the secluded stretch of State Highway 1, south from the junction of State Highway 128 where [...]
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Shipwrecks Off The Mendocino Coast

         The Brilliant a Two Masted Schooner               The Frolic (wind powered brig) In the early days of logging along the Mendocino coast, roads were very poor along the coast and there were no high bridges to avoid the trek down one side of a gulch [...]
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Mendocino (The Wild Wild West)

  Map of Mendocino County (from MendoNet) Mendocino was truly part of the wild wild west. Most people don’t know, but in 1860, the California Legislature created a Joint Special Committee on what was Known as the Mendocino War to investigate incidents of Indian Stealing and killing of the settler’s stock and alleged atrocities committed [...]
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Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, California

  Photograph taken by Jim Heaphy The new concrete Noyo Bridge which carries Highway 1 across the mouth of the Noyo River at the entrance of Noyo Harbor was completed in 2005, replacing the old steel truss Noyo Bridge. Noyo Harbor is one of the west coast’s most scenic working harbors located at Fort Bragg, [...]
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Remembrances of Nannie Flood Escola

Nannie Escola (photograph from the Kelley House Museum) Born in 1885 and passed away in 1979. Her  mother was Rosa Mary Watkins and Father Henry Flood. Her father arrived in Mendocino 1872, and began working as a hand logger, then became a well known bull-puncher. He advanced to the steam donkey and finally operated the [...]
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8th Annual Heritage Days of Mendocino County

Come join us starting April 29 and running through May 29, for our 8th Annual Heritage Days which is a county wide event. This year, 2011, we are adding material about the Native Americans of the area.  Here is a list of the many activities happening here in Mendocino County: Local History Class (Community Room, [...]
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How Little River (the river) supported the Little River Lumber Mill

Stevenswood Spa Resort located in Little River, California is just above the river of Little River. Looking at this picture it is hard to imagine that this very small river could have massive giant old growth redwood logs float down it to what was the Little River Lumber Company built in 1864. In fact Little [...]
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Mendocino War

On April 22, 1850, the state legislature passed “An act for the Government and Protection of Indians” into law, providing indenture or apprenticeship of California Indians. This new law led to widespread kidnapping of Indian children. A new reservation was clearly essential. Not that other solutions hadn’t been tried; in his inaugural address to the [...]
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