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Tan Bark

Tan Bark

One of the old-time industries in Anderson Valley and the North Coast was peeling and shipping of tan bark. It was a big thing in its day and created a…

Good Fences

Good Fences

One of the things from the past that we pass by every day and pay very little attention to is our fences here in Anderson Valley. Many are over 100…

The Navarro Beach (1971)

Some of the folks down by Navarro by the Sea have been very interested in the mouth of the Navarro River. Anderson Valley people should hope that any differences are…

Cow Mountain

What is called the Cow Mountain area is roughly from Scotts Valley in Lake County to the mountains east of the Ukiah Valley and from Blue lakes on the north…

The Bear Hunt

One time many years ago Augie, Frank and I were hunting in Trinity County. We started north of the small place named Xenia but there wasn’t much in the way…

When I Was Justice Of The Peace

Before the California Judicial Council was voted in by the state legislature, the local judge was a justice of the peace and was known to the people as a JP.…

Mendocino County’s First Christmas

  Christmas Eve is with us and Christmas Day will follow. Most of us will observe the holidays in one way or another. I can remember the first Christmas tree…

Early Building & Planning (1977)

Not too long ago the Board of Supervisors made some rulings controlling building construction in the county. There had been building restrictions in the towns for a good many years.…

Deer Hunting In Sherwood Valley

Many years ago I was hunting in the Sherwood Valley area with a friend from Fort Bragg. We started early in the morning and had trouble right away. We had…

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a time of feasting and visiting between families and friends who join in the offering of thanks for all those blessings bestowed since the last Thanksgiving. Many…

Frank Ward

We recently saw the passing of an old friend and a man who was also a longtime Lodge brother. It was just 50 years ago that Frank Ward, along with…

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