Mendocino and the small towns near it in Northern California were logging towns. The redwood forests were stripped of lumber for a growing San Francisco in the 1800’s. I first found Mendocino and the area down to Point Arena when I was in college at the University of Oregon and went on a long motorcycle ride in the summer of 1967. I spent a month in a sleeping bag on the beach, campfires and comradery each night. I came back later to honeymoon, drawn by the historic coastal towns and the rugged coast.