Thanks to club member and muqquomp of Noyo harbour, Dusty Dillion we have some very interesting maps of Noyo. First is the 1865 map:
At the top of the 1865 map you can see the location of the Richardson mill -built by George Hegenmeyer.
Next is the 1873 map:
In the 1873 map you can see that the mill has moved downriver onto the flats on the north side.
The 1876 map:
This map does not show the mill but does show the road and the bridge over the Noyo for the first time.
The 1889 map shows the land has bee sub-divided along the coast road:
The 1897 map is VERY interesting. Did you know that Fort Bragg had a race track? I sure didn’t. I don’t know if the track was for cars or horses. As there was car racing at Pine Grove just south of Noyo I’m guessing it was cars. The second really interesting piece of info from the map are the rail lines and chute in the upper left hand corner.
This picture that Dusty recently gave us shows the chute at work:
This pic, also from Dusty shows spectators watching the chute at work.
The 1910 map adds a few details to the 1897 map.
Lastly we have an aerial photo map showing how things have changes since “back then”.
Last, but not least is a street amp of the area around Noyo harbour dated 2007 which shows the growth in streets but interestingly the original coast road remians.
Thanks Dusty – your contribution and knowledge is invaluable.