Six men stand facing camera in front of church

Mendocino Old Timers at Saint Anthony’s Sunday Potluck, 1973. While the men were being photographed, they added up their ages and came up with 472 years of Mendocino living. They referred to themselves as “Redwood Stumps.” (Photographer: Beth Stebbins)

L – R: Joe Lenhares, Herman Fayal, Ernest “Bear” Madeira, Miles Paoli, James O’Donnell, and Tony Lenhares.

MENDOCINO WATER TOWERS TOTE BAG – Fifteen of Mendocino’s iconic water towers are showcased on this unique tote bag, which makes a great gift, souvenir, or must-have on your next shopping spree. The original design is by local artist Michelle Noe. Enjoy identifying each tower (all are still standing) and get ready to receive compliments from those behind you in the grocery store line. The bag is 15” x 15” x 7” and is made of sturdy canvas, perfect for carrying groceries or books. It is natural color with 23” long black handles. $20.