Until 1914, Navarro on Route 128 in Mendocino County was called Wendling (Woods) – Navarro was the name of what is now Navarro-by-the-Sea. Wendling/Navarro, is located eleven miles up river from the sea along Highway 128. Ok, so now you know where Wendling was located. If you check our website you’ll that there is precious little in there on Wendling (Woods). I did write two blogs about Wendling a while ago and another about its history – here.
This map shows where Wendling Woods aka Navarro is:
Now for the new stuff – this pic. The road through Wendling (aka Navarro) was also where the railroad tracks ran – see below