7th Annual Heritage Days: Meet Lumber Baron CR Johnson on the Skunk Train in Downtown Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg will be at the center this year of the 7th Annual Heritage Days of Mendocino County with events planned throughout the month. Don’t miss the following events on Friday, May 7. 10 am–2 pm:  “Spend a Moment with CR Johnson” on the Skunk Train • Skunk Train, Fort Bragg • Guests aboard the […]
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Lumber Baron CR Johnson build and lived in this home, which is now the Guest House Museum in Downtown Fort Bragg, California.
Lumber Baron CR Johnson built and lived in this home, which is now the Guest House Museum in Downtown Fort Bragg, California. You'll be able to "meet" the ghost of CR during a Skunk Train ride.
Fort Bragg will be at the center this year of the 7th Annual Heritage Days of Mendocino County with events planned throughout the month. Don’t miss the following events on Friday, May 7.
10 am–2 pm:  “Spend a Moment with CR Johnson” on the Skunk Train • Skunk Train, Fort Bragg • Guests aboard the famed Redwood Route will enjoy learning about Mr. Johnson, the founder of the Union Lumber Company in 1885, California Western Railroad and Navigation Company, and the City of Fort Bragg’s first Mayor. The Skunk Train has been in continuous operation for 125 years since Johnson started it.


10:30–11:45 am: Local History Class • Community Room, Fort Bragg Library • This event is sponsored by the Fort Bragg Mendocino Coast Historical Society and the Guest House Museum and offered through the College of the Redwoods. The last class is a field trip to the Mud Flats, led by Denise Stenberg. Here is a full description of the class sessions and other events at the Guest House Museum.

7–9 pm: Night Walks in Downtown Fort Bragg by Derek Hoyle • $5 • Guest House Museum, Fort Bragg • Meet at the Museum for the start of the tour.
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