Ocean Cave, 1898

Man and child standing in front of an ocean cave at low tide. Caption on back of photo, “This is a cave in Cape Mendocino 9 miles from here. Taken March 1, 1898. That’s the ocean back of those boys.” (Kelley House Collection, Kelley House Photographs)

Mendocino from the Beginning: Twenty Billion Years of History of a Small Town by Don and Wilma Tucker – A Kelley House Museum publication. Geology, climate, redwoods, natives, explorers, logging, settlers, transportation, immigrants and architecture are all covered with more than 40 black and white photographs. $15.