Were Minions “here” on the Mendocino Coast before logging began?

Until the photo below was accidentally discovered in the attic of a friend of a friend’s aunt we didn’t know. However the photo dated 3:47 pm late 1800’s proves beyond doubt that they did. Living in the woods is no great shakes and living on our G Scale layout (the Mendocino Model Railroad & Navigation Co.) is much more comfortable which is why they have increased in numbers from 6 to 35. Don’t forget to click on the pic to enlarge it.

Pic found in Aunt Matilda's attic

Pic found in Aunt Matilda’s attic

What happened in the skirmish? Alas, we don’t know.