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Classification Books
Object ID 2006-1-358
Title Legendary Locals of the Mendocino Coast
Author Durston, Tammy
Physical Description 128 p., illus.; 23 cm
Published Date 2012
Summary The Sonoma Mendocino coastline, famous for jagged cliffs, timber-filled ridges, and pounding surf, has been home to many people from varying histories and backgrounds. Pomo tribes, renowned for basketmaking, who were the first settlers and descendants, still live in the area. From early pioneers such as George Call, H.A. Richardson, Cyrus Robinson, J.A. Hamilton, and Antonio Stornetta to Pomo spiritual leader Essie Parrish and the founders of Sea Ranch, the Sonoma Mendocino coast has many legendary locals. This area also has been home to renowned artists, musicians, writers, scientists, educators, and business leaders. Community services are especially vital to rural areas. Dedicated volunteers created Gualala Arts, services for seniors and youth, the Coast Library, theater groups, and restored historic buildings such as the famous Point Arena Lighthouse. These unsung heroes have brought new meaning to this vibrant community.
Working with the Sonoma, Mendocino and Annapolis Historical Societies, as well as many local residents, Tammy Durston collected photographs to tell the stories of these local heroes.
Subjects Lighthouses
Pioneers
Storytelling
Towns
People Biaggi, Giacomo James Peter
Biaggi, Luigina
Call, George
Durston, Tammy
Hamilton, John Archibald
Iversen, Niels, 1830 - 1912
Parrish, Essie
Richardson, H.A.
Robinson, Cyrus D.
Scaramella, Annie
Scaramella, Carlo
Stornetta, Antone
Search Terms Pomo
Pomo Indians
Point Arena, California
Gualala, California
Fort Ross, California