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Posts published by “Katy Tahja”

Mr. Turner & His Doghole Schooners

What the heck is a Doghole Schooner and what does it have to do with Mendocino County history? Let me explain. It’s your local history…

History Tidbits of Orr Hot Springs

As a docent at Mendocino’s Kelley House Museum researching a book on the Orr Hot Springs area last year I had amassed more information than…

Counting Lumber Mills & Logging Railroads

With the local timber industry ever waning in Mendocino County it’s educational to look back and see what a role logging railroads and lumber mills…

Boonville’s Incense Cedar Grove Mystery

If you enjoy identifying native plants, and recognize a plant growing where it shouldn’t be, it leads you to wonder “How did that tree get…

Golden Days In Comptche

Nannie Escola, one of the first chroniclers of Mendocino Coast lore, left the Kelley House notebooks full of newspaper clippings and her handwritten notes about…

Mendocino’s Great Register of 1894

Want to be a voter in this county in 1894? A potential voter provided the following information: name, age, height, color of complexion, hair color,…

How ‘Dry’ I Am!

Did you know that Mendocino City went “dry” ten years before the rest of the USA? In the summer of 1909, the voters (men) of…

Slogging Through The Muck At Burning Man 2023

All things considered this annual Burn wasn’t that bad. If Burners in Black Rock City stayed put in camp during the rain and didn’t try…

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