Northwestern Mill located near Willits in what is now Brooktrails

This photo – a good one of the mill – adds to our collection – see here.

North Western Mill located in what is now Brooktrails

North Western Mill located in what is now Brooktrails

2 thoughts on “Northwestern Mill located near Willits in what is now Brooktrails

  1. Hi again Tony. I am tap typing this on my iPad from Wales. More on he mill; The photographer or the pic was probably standing in one of the buildings across the old NWP Sherwood branch. THe Sherwood branch ran to Sherwood Valley with logging Spurs extending over the ridge into the Ten Mile River watershed where logging was conducted in out of reach areas owned by Unon Lumber Company. Passenger service ran to Sherwood where passengers could transfer to stage coaches to Fort Bragg or Laytonville.

  2. HI Tony, To add another tidbit about the photo of the Northwestern Mill above, the structure with a lot of little lines crossing in front of the mill is a flume. iIt was necessary because the mill was built in the Willits Creek channel so a way was needed to pass the flo of water . Che creek was dammed on the north side of the mill and was used as the mill pond. THe fl use drained that pond. Two of the buried log foundations that mill can at ill be found on the site.

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