Did you see the new moon last night. I just stood and gazed it was so beautiful. This I got this from Space Weather: “If you thought last night’s crescent Moon was super-beautiful, you were right. It was a crescent supermoon. Peter Lowenstein photographed the slender arc from Mutare, Zimbabwe: The evening sky was perfectly … Continue reading
The Union Lumber Company’s Ten Mile Branch ran from the Mill site in Fort Bragg north along the coast over five trestles till it came to Ten Mile River. At Ten Mile River the railroad made a huge sweeping turn to follow the river eastwards inland. The ocean front portion of the Ten Mile Railroad … Continue reading
Hand tinted postcards began as a conventional black and white photograph and were painted by hand prior to production. In the early days the colouring took place in the photographers studio. As demand expanded factories were established employing large numbers of women to hand tint photographic images prior to postcard printing. The paints were oil … Continue reading
Before steam came into the woods men, horses and oxen were what got the logs to the mill. The loggers built “skid roads” over which the logs were dragged. The “skids” were made of logs laid across the path. This kept the path from becoming too muddy and made the logs slide more easily. Oxen were … Continue reading
You figured it out, right? You figured out I know the answer? You’re right!!!!! If you check the our website’s voluminous section on “The Ships” you’ll find a brief history on the S.S. Norlina. “She started off as the British S.S. Harfleur. She was transferred to American registry and renamed Georgiana in 1915. In the … Continue reading
I got the RV cheap. Now this one cost me six million smackeroos. Ocean going, 5,000 miles before refueling, helipad and full-time chef. Tahiti next stop!!!!!! Wanna ride along?
Our web page detailing the places along the CWR’s route from Fort Bragg to Willits gives thumbnails of the history of the places along the route. The two pics below give details of all the sidings and how many cars the sidings hold. Interesting stuff – another sliver of local history.