On this day in Mendocino history…
August 24, 1918 – Frank Mendosa received notification of the safe arrival in France of his son, John. In October 1917, John Mendosa had been called up in the third draft to serve his country during World War I.
Five of Frank’s sons served in the First World War. Tony served in the United States Army Coast Artillery Corps which was responsible for coastal, harbor, and anti-aircraft defense of the United States.
In late 1917, Joe enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for two years and served in Cuba and Haiti. In 1918, Bill entered the United States Army. Frank served in the 21st Infantry.
Final weekend! “Quilted Iconic Buildings of Mendocino” – 26 iconic buildings, including the Temple of Kwan Tai, the Presbyterian Church, the MacCallum House, the Mendocino Hotel, and the Kelley House Water Tower, brought to life on 18” x 18” quilt squares by members of the Ocean Wave Quilters. The Museum is open 11am-3pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.