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This Day in MendoHistory: May 24, 1927- Steam Gives Way to Gasoline on the Coast

 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.

Photo: Ed Boyle, front center, running a steam donkey or steam yarder in the Big River woods. (Steve and Sue Sanor, Gray – Nielson – Sanor Family Collection, Kelley House Museum)

On this day in Mendocino history…

May 24, 1927 – The Mendocino Lumber Company’s new gasoline yarder arrived, the beginning of the end of using steam-powered machinery in the logging woods. The gasoline yarder had two big advantages over the steam engines. Its smaller size meant it could be used in more places, and a dependable water supply wasn’t necessary to run them. One woodsman remarked that the gasoline yarder “ended the hearing of yarder whistles, from Albion to Ten Mile river logging areas.”

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