In collaboration with Mendocino’s Kelley House Museum, MendoFever will be publishing their “This Day in Mendocino History” Facebook posts. The Kelley House Museum works hard to document and curate Mendocino County’s rich history and can be visited in the seaside town of Mendocino.
May 22, 1905 – Logging contractor Alfred R. Johnston made his last timberland purchase on the river. Over 20 years, he had acquired nearly 8,000 acres, logging a great portion of them, then selling the properties.
Born in Nova Scotia in 1851, Johnston came to California as a young man and spent most of his life as an expert woodsman in Mendocino County. In his 1929 obituary, the Mendocino Beacon reported that, “He was particularly well liked by the men who worked for him and had a great many friends thru-out the county.”
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