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Classification Towns
Object ID 2011-017-014
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Photo Archives
Caption Usal Bridge and Hotel
Description County Bridge at Usal. The building on the right was originally the store and later became the hotel.
The Usal Lumber Company was formed in 1888 by the T. Merrills, a father and son lumber team and furniture manufacturer from Michigan. In 1889, J. H. Wonderly and associates of Michigan bought up the company and it became known as the Usal Redwood Company. The Company built a wharf and a three mile railroad that later extended to six or seven miles. A large company town was also built which included a hotel, store, houses and a school.
Date 1896
Print size 14 cm x 10 cm
Photographer Fairbanks & De Buhr
Credit line The Virginia Lycan Estate
Subjects Bridges
Related Publications Cook, Margarite and Diane Hawk, "A Glance Back: Northern Mendocino County History."