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Classification Towns
Object ID 2010-018-007
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Photo Archives
Caption The Town of Usal
Description Usal wharf, houses on Michigan Avenue and other buildings.
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 Digital
Photographer Fairbanks & De Buhr
Credit line The Buster Dyer Collection
Subjects Houses
Stores & shops
Related Publications Cook, Margarite and Diane Hawk, "A Glance Back: Northern Mendocino County History."