Walking through history

An almost forgotten mill town, Glen Blair, is the destination…

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… for the July 10, 2016 Glen Blair Walk in the Woods. Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Historical Society (FBMCHS) is sponsoring a guided/narrated walk NE of Fort Bragg, California. The walk passes through woods to the site.

Glen Blair was a mill town from 1885 until 1923 when the mill was closed. The property continued to be logged until 1928. Workers, businesses and residents moved on. Eventually, the mill equipment was auctioned off. Today Glen Blair is private property and only accessible with permission. The walk begins at 1 pm on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Clothing for brush is recommended. For more information and meeting location, call 707-964-2404.

More Guided History Walks

From June through October, FBMCHS sponsors two history walks each month in Fort Bragg, California on the Mendocino Coast. Both are docent-led and narrated. The walks are slow paced, on level terrain, and suitable for all ages.

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Downtown Fort Bragg, California from Guest House Museum. Photographer: Mary Charlebois

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FORT BRAGG WALK – A tour of Fort Bragg, California’s historic business district. Fort Bragg’s vivid commercial past is presented while touring. You’ll learn about the business district, the Fort Bragg military post, and how the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and subsequent fires destroyed most of the downtown buildings. July 2016’s walk is Saturday, July 9th. Meet at the Guest House Museum at 10 am.


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HISTORIC ROSE MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY WALK – A walking tour of Rose Memorial Park. You’ll hear engaging stories about pioneers and settlers. You’ll learn about grave markers and what they teach of the areas family histories. July 17, 2016 is scheduled for this July’s walk. Meet at Rose Memorial Park at Franklin and Spruce Streets, Fort Bragg, California, at 2 pm.

Guest House Museum

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Willow rocker at Guest House Museum, Fort Bragg, CA. Photographer: Mary Charlebois, MaryGo


Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast history and cultures are brought to life with a visit to the Guest House Museum, headquarters of FBMCHS. Visible from most parts of Fort Bragg, the charming house was built of coastal redwood in 1892. Located at 343 North Main Street in Fort Bragg, California, museum hours are Monday ~ 1 – 3 pm, Tuesday through Friday ~ 11 am – 2 pm, Saturday and Sunday ~ 10 am – 4 pm.

For more information about the history walks and the Guest House Museum call 707-964-4251 or visit – www.fortbragghistory.org .

Thanks for stopping by, MaryGo

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Published July 1, 2016 – Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Packet. Writer/Photographer: Mary Charlebois, MaryGo

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