Brooktrails is the modern name for a place known as Northwestern at the beginning of the 20th century. Northwestern in its heyday was an important place. It was a designated stop on the Northwestern Pacific (NWP) railroad, had a post office and the only hospital in northern Mendocino County. It also had a lumber mill – the Diamond D. Our web site page on the history of Northwestern was mostly supplied by club member Mike Aplet who lives there.
Mike recently forwarded a map of the NWP’s route from Willits to Sherwood and beyond:
In addition to the map Mike sent along a few new/old pics:
If you want to check out the previous blogs on Brootrails click on these links: