This is not
a corporate history, but a history of the land, especially
the forestlands currently owned by MRC in Big River, Albion,
Rockport, and other areas of Mendocino County. By necessity,
however, it is also a history of the greater redwood region
of Mendocino County. People, places, and events interconnect.
The historian, like the scientist, is always searching for
these connections to make sense of human experience. The "look"
of the history website is deliberately different than the
corporate MRC web site. It has a retro design. The black and
white color scheme recalls the old black and white movies
or perhaps the old photos in a dusty family album.
A history such as this one is open-ended. There will always
be new areas for research, new stories to tell. In some cases,
the links on the web site navigation bar are inactive. An
active link will "light up" when the mouse cursor
moves over it. We have left some inactive links in place to
indicate lines of research that we will pursue in the near
future. Embedded links in the stories are highlighted in blue.
All photos are used with the permission of the institutions
or individuals holding the negatives. To optimize response
time, we have compressed the photos. This makes them unsuitable
for printing. Anyone wishing to copy or use the photos should
contact the person or institution listed in the photo credits
at the bottom of the web page.
For optimum viewing of this particular web site, set your
screen resolution to 1280x1024.
We hope you will enjoy time-traveling with us and that you
will share your own knowledge of local history to help us
make this web site a true community resource.