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Those who built Mendocino's Victorian buildings found their fortunes in the magnificent stands of coast redwoods. In 1854 Jerome B. Ford, superintendent of the first sawmill in Mendocino and founder of the town, built a home overlooking the Pacific for his bride. Today the Ford House Visitor Center exhibits tools, more a scale model of 1890 Mendocino, Native American artifacts, and photographic images that interpret the towns history. While Mendocino is known today for art galleries, shops and inns, its well-tended Victorian architecture still conjures up a time when transportation was literally horse-power, and each home came equipped with a water tower and an outhouse. The Ford House serves as the visitor center for the Mendocino Headlands State Park, the greenbelt along the Pacific Ocean that surrounds the town.

Location: 735 Main St , Mendocino 95460 Telephone 707-937-5397

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