Mendocino Redwood Company


Cottoneva Redwood Company

Creditors have better memories than debtors; and creditors are a superstitious sect, great observers of set days and times.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments..
Earl Wilson (1907 - 1987)

After two company failures in a row—Finkbine-Guild Company and Southern Redwood Company—and a mill that had been idle for four years, the Rockport property creditors, with E. T. Dusenbury as trustee, finally foreclosed on the Finkbine-Guild mortgage and on January 14, 1933 transferred title of the property to the newly chartered Cottaneva Redwood Company (Rockport Records, ctn 19, folder 59-30, "Cottoneva Redwood Company" Prospectus). The Cottoneva Redwood Company would never saw a log of timber. The intent of the charter was to clear existing debts and put out the lawn sign: FOR SALE.



Primary Sources

Rockport Redwood Company Records, BANC MSS 70/184c, The Bancroft Library (Berkeley, CA).




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