California Scenic Line, ca. 1900

Processed by Padma Rubiales.
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000

California Scenic Line, ca. 1900

BANC PIC 1992.044--ALB

The Bancroft Library

University of California

Berkeley, California 1997
Finding aid and digital representations of archival materials funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Processed and encoded by:
    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
    Digital images processed by:
    The Library Photographic Service
    Finding aid completed:
    November 1996
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California

Collection Summary

Collection Title: California Scenic Line,
Date: ca. 1900
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1992.044--ALB
Extent: 1 album (56 photographic prints); 21 x 28 cm. 56 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection stored off-site. Advance notice required for use.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], California scenic line, ca. 1900, BANC PIC 1992.044--ALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Related Collections

Title: Union Lumber Company records, 1854-1960,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 68/21 c

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Union Lumber Company Records (BANC MSS 68/21 c). The album was received with records donated by Russell Johnson in 1991 that supplement a previous collection received in 1967 from the Company

Scope and Content

The California Scenic Line album features 56 views from the route of the California Western Railroad & Navigation Company line. The line runs from the coastal town of Fort Bragg through the redwood forests of Mendocino County to Willits, California. The leather-bound promotional album issued by the railroad company is undated, but appears to be from the early 1900s. The album includes many views of the Noyo River Tavern, a new resort on the railroad line. Also included are views of the Noyo River that emphasize the trout fishing in the river. Additional views of redwoods and other scenery and views of the Fort Bragg town and coast complete the album. The album includes handwritten captions that are reproduced in the container listing.

Container Listing


:1 Mountain Summit - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:2 Tunnel - C.W.R. and N. Co.


:3 Winding Down the Mountain


:4 Noyo River Near Noyo River Tavern


:5 Road on Line of C.W.R. and N.Co.


:6 Noyo River Tavern


:7 Section of Dining Room - Noyo River Tavern


:8 Veranda - Noyo River Tavern


:9 Bungalows - Noyo River Tavern


:10 Living Room - Bungalow - Noyo River Tavern


:11 Porches - Bungalows - Noyo River Tavern


:12 Bungalow Verandahs - Noyo River Tavern


:13 Interior of Tents - Noyo River Tavern


:14 Loop - C.W.R. and N. Co.


:15 Noyo Land and Cattle Co's Ranch - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:16 Majestic Redwoods - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:17 "Eagle's Nest" - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:18 Enjoyment - Noyo River Tavern


:19 Croquet Ground - Noyo River Tavern


:20 Among the Redwoods - Noyo River Tavern


:21 Contentment - Noyo River Tavern


:22 Tent Life - Noyo River Tavern


:23 Swimming Pool - Noyo River Tavern


:24 Outdoor Life - Noyo River Tavern


:25 Camp Fire - Noyo River Tavern


:26 Noyo River Tavern Station - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:27 Among the Redwoods - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:28 C.W.R. and N.Co.


:29 The Scenic Line - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:30 Noyo River Apple Land


:31 Acme of Camp Life on Line of C.W.R. and N.Co.


:32 The Land of Opportunity


:33 Unrivaled Beauty - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:34 Noyo Lodge on C.W.R. and N.Co.


:35 Noyo River - Fisherman's Paradise


:36 Enjoying the Sport


:37 Where Lurks the Trout - Noyo River


:38 "Lights and Shades" - Noyo River


:39 Noyo River at "Eagle's Nest"


:40 Alpine - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:41 Trestle - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:42 "Fern Flat" - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:43 "Ferns" - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:44 "Redwood Lodge" - C.W.R. and N.Co.


:45 Boating on the Noyo River


:46 Noyo River Orchard


:47 Department Store - Union Lumber Co. - Fort Bragg


:48 General Office - Union Lumber Co. - Fort Bragg


:49 Main Street - Fort Bragg, Cal. [California]


:50 Saw Mills - Union Lumber Co. - Fort Bragg, Cal. [California]


:51 Coast Scene near Fort Bragg


:52 Beach at Fort Bragg, Cal. [California]


:53 Surf at Fort Bragg


:54 Coast Scene at Fort Bragg


:55 Beach at Fort Bragg


:56 Falling a Giant Redwood