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Classification Books
Object ID 2006-1-357
Call# 979.415 Nevin
Title Newport & Kibesillah: a tale of two Mendocino County Coastal logging towns in Northern California.
Author Nevin, Kathleen
Physical Description 208 p., illus.; maps, 28 cm
Published Date 2015
Summary Author Kathleen Nevin's research takes us back to the late 1880's, after the Civil War, but before the first telephone (1876) or the invention of the electric light (1878). Transportation was by horse and wagon, or stagecoach, sailing ships were giving way to steam schooners, and the supply of North Coast redwood - for building and railroad ties - seemed infinite.
For the loggers, tie-makers and others employed by the lumber mills, life in Kibesillah and Newport was very solitary. Even after the wives and children joined them, the residents were isolated. Eager for companionship, they came together for picnics, dances and holiday parties. In a community inhabited primarily by men, other diversions included saloons, gambling and "whoopee halls". These activities were tempered by several churches and the rise of the Temperance Movement.
Nevin's well-documented research provides wonderful "slice-of-life" details about the lives of residents in the once thriving towns of Kibesillah and Newport that are now all but disappeared.
Subjects Crimes
People Anderson, Mary Ann Adams
Anderson, Robert H.
Beall, Harvey L.
Beall, lloyd
Beall, Samuel J.
Dashiell, Benjamin
Dashiell, Mary
Foster, Sarah Murphy, 1826 - 1906
Heldt, Frederick, 1833 - 1892
Iversen, Bertha McRay
Iversen, Samuel
McRay, Farquhar
McRay, Mary Jane Anderson
McRay, Morris
Nevin, Kathleen
Ross, Ralston
Walker, Duncan, ? - 1883
Whipple, Enoch Judson
Whipple, Frank Allen, 1850 - 1925
Whipple, Henry Ethan
Whipple, James Fairchield
Whipple, Stephen Girard
Wilsey, Ora Tyson
Weller, Ellen Elvira Judson, 1846 - 1914
Weller, Horace Alanson, 1847 - 1929
Wilsey, Ora Tyson
Search Terms Abelobadiah
Kibesillah, California
Newport, California
Yuki Indians