The Mendocino Coast is known for its breathtaking beauty. Jagged cliffs surround pristine beaches. Giant redwoods follow the coastline. It’s no surprise that many movies have been filmed here.
Artists have been consistently drawn to the area, as well as outdoor enthusiasts. Fishing, kayaking, and cycling down Highway 1 are all very popular. Native Americans first inhabited the area until it was discovered by those looking for timber. In the 1800s, milling operations dotted the coast.
Logging railroads were built, and wharves constructed. Dog hole schooners (called that because the ports were so small that only a dog could turn around) dipped into coves to pick up lumber. Now those same coves are enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.
Historic homes have been preserved into inns and museums. Lighthouses offer a glimpse in the past, as does the skunk train. The entire town of Mendocino is a historic landmark. Enjoy this look at the Mendocino Coast through time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Tammy Durston moved to the coast as a child and continues to live in the area part time. She graduated from Point Arena High School then went on to college at U.C. Davis, San Francisco State University, and California State University, East Bay. She is the author of three previous books on Northern California: Annapolis and the Gualala River, Legendary Locals of Mendonoma, and The Lost Coast. She is also an award-winning poet and fiction writer. Historical photos and stories of long ago intrigue her.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)