Union Lumber Company’s (ULC) First Company Store in Fort Bragg, CA

In an earlier blog I showed a photo of the ULC’s second Company Store as it was when it was built and as it is now. Until very recently I have never chanced on a photo of the first ULC company store. The photo – see below – is interesting as is the text that accompanies it:

First ULC Company Store

First ULC Company Store

Hank  Simonson – one of our club members who has passed – was born in 1917. Like a lot of the folks who grew up in Fort Bragg Hank worked for the ULC.  One of Hank’s earliest jobs was to maintain the only telephone line in town which ran from the Company Store and Depot out to Ten Mile River.