The Logging Operations in Little River, California collection contains 5 cartes de visite taken by Carleton E. Watkins circa
1870. The collection features early views of the vicinity of the lumber mill town of Little River, in Mendocino County, California,
which until 1864 was known as Bell's Harbor and Kent's Landing. Two of the views feature the mill area, showing the various
mill structures, the log landing, and other surrounding buildings; two views are of the first wharf built in the harbor; and
one view pictures loggers in a logging camp.
Carleton E. Watkins was born in Oneonta, Oswego county, New York, on November 11, 1829. He was the youngest of five children
of a Scottish innkeeper. During his youth he became acquainted with Collis P. Huntington, who frequented his father's hotel.
Soon after the discovery of gold, both young men went to California, where Huntington later became one of the Big Four who
built the Central Pacific Railroad.
5 cartes de visite, 7 x 10 cm.
3 digital objects
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