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Name Albion, California

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1990-008-12 - Map

Southern Pacific Land Company lands in Mendocino County, California (Albion Area). Map indicates lands for sale and contact information. Only waterways and towns are named, from Mendocino, in the north, to Elk in the south and Boonville, to the east. Features include a vicinity & road map insert, a diagram of typical township mapping showing section numbers, and an example diagram for identifying Southern Pacific Land holdings. Road names are not included.

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2011-028-031 - Records

This collection consists of documents and photos accumulated by sisters Rene Borgna Tanner and Anna Borgna Pesula. The items were collected post-mortem by neighbor Jerry Reiss for the purpose of historical preservation. The documents include social and formal correspondence, legal forms and documentation, and family memorabilia. The photos document family vacations.

Image of People - 2011-011-001

People - 2011-011-001

Oral interview with Albion resident, William Westfall. William was born in 1907 in Albion to William and Lula May Lindsey. He still lives in the house that he was born in. Interview done by Bruce Levene and Matt Reed in September 2011.

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People - 2011-011-002

Oral interview with Bill Westfall of Albion. Interviewer was Bruce Levene. Westfall was born in 1907 in Albion and still lives in the house that he was born in. In this interview, Westfall talks about growing up in Albion and working at various jobs on the Mendocino Coast.

Image of People - 2011-022-001

People - 2011-022-001

Oral interview and video with Albion resident, Tom Wodetzki. Interviewer is Jane Tillis.

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Families
Houses - 2010-011-001

Architecture Families Houses - 2010-011-001

Macdonald home along side the Albion River. B/W photograph of house with group on the porch. Note on reverse of photo states: "The road in to this property (house now gone) is off Little River - Airport Road. Picture of John Macdonald, wife Lillian Macdonald, daughters Muriel and Rose (now Boyle). House built in 1889."

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People - 2007-03-396

The Pesula family on Albion Ridge. Anna Pesula, wife of John Pesula, hanging laundry with her children. Jennie Ester is holding her mother's hand. Other children by age are: Peter, eldest, Alma Astrea "Kat", Martha Jemina, Kelly, Eino. Anna is pregnant with Bill.

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Towns - 2007-03-1336-14

View of Albion, looking west, showing the town situated on the hilltop, the mill, alongside the river, and the wharf.

Image of People - 1995-001-1489-28

People - 1995-001-1489-28

Studio portrait of Anna Rioguan Newgard and Coraline Newgard. Writing on card, "Mrs. Lauris Newgard & Mrs. Julous Newgard"

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Mills - 2007-03-459

Albion mill and lumberyard looking upriver to the east.

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Ranches - 2010-24-020

The Hamm Ranch in Albion.

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Mills - 2007-03-456

Albion Mill on the Albion River looking east. Residences from the town on Albion can be seen on the hill, upper left. The old bridge that used to be the Shoreline Highway or Highway One crosses the river.

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Towns - 2007-03-457

Shoreline Highway, or Highway One, through the town of Albion, looking north. The General Store with its Standard Gas gas pump stands to the left.

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Ships - 2007-03-458

The steamship Brooklyn docked on the wharf at Albion. The Brooklyn was a wooden steam schooner built in 1902 by J. Lindstrom of Aberdeen, Washington, for W. F. Higgins of San Francisco. The Brooklyn had a 250 h.p., 2 - cylinder compound engine built by Fulton Engine and Shipbuilding Works in San Francisco and had a capacity of 350,000 board feet of lumber. Early in her career, she was owned by Beadle Brothers of San Francisco and later owned by Sudden and Christenson. The Brooklyn foundered on a bar at Humboldt Bay on November 8, 1930 with the loss of all hands except the second mate, who was rescued several days later clinging to a hatch cover. (19 lives lost)

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Ships - 2007-03-460

The steamer Prentiss ashore at Albion, California after going through the wharf. On November 5, 1917, the steamer Prentiss went ashore while loading at the Albion wharf. The weather was calm but a swell developed and the ship ran into the wharf, causing considerable damage. The Prentiss had been coming into Albion for the past year with Captain Iversen being her master for eleven years. One of her seamen, George Loomis, was the son of G.R. Loomis of Albion Ridge.

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Ships
Transportation - 2007-03-1433-10

Shipping Ships Transportation - 2007-03-1433-10

The steamer "Prentiss" ashore at Albion, California. On November 5, 1917, the steamer Prentiss went ashore while loading at the Albion wharf. The weather was calm but a swell developed causing the crew to lose control of the ship. The ship ran into the wharf carrying away 200 feet and ran on a sand bar. The Prentiss had been coming into Albion for the past year with Captain Iversen being her master for the past eleven years. One of her seamen was a local. George Loomis was the son of G.R. Loomis of Albion Ridge.

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Ships - 2007-03-1230-7

The steamer Prentiss ashore at Albion, California. On November 5, 1917, the steamer Prentiss went ashore while loading at the Albion wharf. The weather was calm but a swell developed causing the crew to lose control of the ship. The ship ran into the wharf carrying away 200 feet and ran on a sand bar. The Prentiss had been coming into Albion for the past year with Captain Iversen being her master for the past eleven years. One of her seamen was a local. George Loomis was the son of G.R. Loomis of Albion Ridge.

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Hotels - 2007-03-1154-35

Hotel Albion showing carriages and wagons lined in front. The Albion Hotel was located next to the mill where railroad cars could unload supplies for the mill and the town and load lumber from the mill for the market.

Image of People - 1975-001-1182-3

People - 1975-001-1182-3

The Charles Benjamin Mallory Family posing at the pier at Salmon Creek in Albion.

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Mills - 2007-03-1446-17

Mill at Albion showing the wharf and the lumberyard. Several rowboats sit docked at the pier.