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Memories of the Mendocino coast; being a brief account of the discovery, settlement and development of the Mendocino coast, together with the correlated history of the Union Lumber Company and how coast and company grew up together.

Author: David Warren Ryder
Publisher: San Francisco, Priv. Print., 1948.
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Genre/Form: History
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Ryder, David Warren, 1892-
Memories of the Mendocino coast.
San Francisco, Priv. Print., 1948
(OCoLC)647117432
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Warren Ryder
OCLC Number: 2541662
Description: xiv, 80 pages illustrations, portraits 25 cm
Contents: Some Historical Facts and Unhistorical Speculations about the Operations of Drake and Cabrillo; Together with Names of Some of the First Settlers and Settlements on the Mendocino Coast; and Proof that All Forty-Niners Were Not Miners --
Ancestors of Charles Russell Johnson --
Voyage from Maine To Havana --
Yellow Fever and Death at Sea --
A Remarkable Letter --
Lumbering In Michigan and Wlsconsin --
A Journey Up the Mendocino Coast --
A Tussle with Destiny --
A Boy from Wisconsin Meets a Pioneer from Iowa --
Newport and Kibesilla --
The Hazards and Hardships of Lumbering --
Bull Teams and River Logging --
Travelling the Hard Way --
A Listing of Some Early Mendocino Coast ToWns --
When First Settled and Other Facts --
First Sawmills --
An Abandoned Army Post --
The Forest and the Ocean --
Sawmills, Chutes and Wharves --
Ships and Shipbuilders --
How Lumber Schooners from Mendocino Dog-Holes Rebuilt San Francisco In the Early Days --
Excerpts from C.R. Johnson's Memoirs --
Early Logglng and Lumbering Methods --
Jackscrews and Snatch-Blocks --
Bull Punchers --
The Sugler and the Dolbeer "Donkey." Exploring Fort Bragg Harbor In a Rowboat --
Beginnings of Fort Bragg Redwood Company --
A Wharf Is Built Despite a Sinister Man with a Shotgun --
First Fort Bragg Sawmill In Operation --
Founding of Fort Bragg --
First Ship In Fort Bragg Harbor --
The Second Ship and Its Famous Preacher-Captain --
First Bandsaw on the Pacific Coast --
The New Sawmill Burns --
The Union Lumber Company Is Incorporated --
A Railroad Is Started --
Depression and Other Troubles --
Sheriff "Doc" Standley and the Chinese Tunnel Workers --
A Remarkable Sallingship Master and His Remarkable Story --
A Steamship Company Is Started --
Ordeal By Earthquake and Fire --
Bits of Fort Bragg history --
An Account of Some Aspects of Life In the Nineties: Amusements --
Travel By Stage and By Schooner --
Aboard By "Sling" --
Union Lumber Company Becomes a "River" --
San Francisco To Big River In 1852. Ford's Land Journey --
Swimming Rivers with Eight Yoke of Oxen. Williams' Sea Voyage --
A Leaking Brig and a Near Mutiny. How the Mendocino Sawmills Were Started --
Ford's Diary --
Williams'Chronicle --
Something about Railroads But Mostly about Ships. More Logging Railroads --
Completion of the Railway To Willits. Affrays with the "Peaceful" Pacific --
How the Newsboy Played Leap-Frog In Fort Bragg Harbor --
The Wreck of the Kruger and What Happened To the Ships trying To Tow Her --
Other Shipwreck Stories --
Log Rafts --
Mostly about the Families, Generations and Family Groups (and Some Individuals) Long In the Service of Union Lumber Company and Its Subsidiaries. "A Pretty Damn Good Place To Work!" --
Reforestation --
Its Problems and Progress. The Death of Charles Russell Johnson. a Planing --
Mill Fire --
Still More Modernization --
Company Achievements In World War II --
The Army-Navy E Award --
Employee Inventions --
A Glance Back --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: With decorations by Dan Adair.

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