Wendling or Wendling Woods or Navarro on Route 128

On my trip to Stamford this time last week via Route 128 (through the Anderson Valley) I stopped at Navarro  to see what, if anything was still left from the days of Captain Fletcher – see yesterday’s blog.  Until 1914, Navarro on Route 128 was called Wendling (Woods) – Navarro was the name of what is now “Navarro-by-the sea. Wendling/Navarro, is located eleven miles up the Navarro River from the sea along Highway 128.

Navarro, as it is now, does indeed have a number of very old buildings but in my brief sojourn there I could not link any of them to the logging operations, which we know were there, to the photos I have recently found – see below. If anyone can help in this regard I would be delighted to hear from them.

The hotel at Wendling Woods

The hotel at Wendling Woods

The town of Wendling along the railroad which ran to what is now Navarro-by-the-Sea at the mouth of the Navarro River

The town of Wendling along the railroad which ran to what is now Navarro-by-the-Sea at the mouth of the Navarro River

Train with logs leaving Wendling for the Mill

Train with logs leaving Wendling for the Mill