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An Eclectic History of Mendocino County
Being 150 Years of Facts, Anecdotes, Sorrow and Triumphs’ Who Did What, When, Where and How

Katy M. Tahja
An Eclectic History Of Mendocino County by Katy M. Tahja

For the first time in more than 100 years there is a new engaging history of Mendocino County. This history of the County covers all the basic facts but allows for exploring topics like herds of white deer, tobacco production during the Civil War, Winston Churchill’s 1929 visit, worthy roadside attractions, local authors, and stagecoach robbers.

Mendocino County historian Tahja fills the book with photos and engaging facts explaining the who, what, when, where, and why of local history from 1852 to 2002.

2019, 166 pages, 6” x 9”, full color cover, 105 black & white photographs, 2 maps, 4 other illustrations, bibliography, index.

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Chapter 1 - Natural World

Chapter 2 - Flora and Fauna

Chapter 3 - Indigenous Peoples

Chapter 4 - Creation of the County

Chapter 5 - Native Peoples’ Dark Days

Chapter 6 - Industry

Chapter 7 - Agriculture

Chapter 8 - Communication

Chapter 9 - Transportation

Chapter 10 - Education, Health, & Sports

Chapter 11 - Social Movements

Chapter 12 - Crime & Punishment

Chapter 13 - Wanderers

Chapter 14 - Famous Folks

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