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.
On this day in Mendocino history…
June 7, 1903 – The Woodmen of the World (WOW) Pepperwood Camp #756 attended the unveiling of a monument over the grave of their late Chief Officer Harold C. Tanner at Evergreen Cemetery. The Mendocino camp of the fraternal order had been organized in July 1902, and Tanner, who was employed at the mill, was elected their first chief officer.
The week after his election, Tanner was involved in a boating accident at the mouth of Big River and presumed drowned. His body was recovered three weeks later.
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