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Posts published by “Bob Dempel”

Tom Bowles Remembered

Tom had been an Ag teacher around Ukiah for many years. He started in Covelo with his lovely wife, Betty. At some time after he…

There Went The Judge

Just north of Hopland on the west side of Highway 101 is a nice White House. It has always been known as The Manning House.…

The Finne Winery

The Finne Winery was built in the 1880’s and was probably the oldest winery at that time in Mendocino County. Louis and Margarette Finne came…

Doctor 4-H

Dr. Preston owned a two story building that still stands today at the corner of Little Lake and Lansing Street in Mendocino, across from the…

The Moving Gravestone

My brother died in 2000. He was 51 years old. We had been estranged for over 20 years. We had lived much different lives. When…

Before Grapes Went Upscale

This is an addendum to the recently published history of Allied Grape Growers, 1951-2011 celebrating the 60-year history of the grape growing cooperative. My family…

Big & Little Beggar Lake

Until a short time ago I, like many, had never heard of Sites or even what or where Sites was. A little research indicates that…

The Windmill

In the 1940s I remember my grandfather digging a well at our pear ranch. It was not very deep and he lined with wooden boards.…

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