Tuesday, May 15, 2007

More History

Yesterday this “four way” cast iron fitting was discovered during some trenching on the Franklin Street Project. It was a corner “intersection” of the old water main; the “pipes” made of redwood!
This morning I see the hitching ring across from City Hall has been marked for saving.

And, this morning I found the monument for a Mrs. Sarah A. C. Foster. I had been told that one of the survivors of the 1847 Donner Party tragedy was buried in Fort Bragg.

After a couple of weeks of asking around I was finally given a name. With further searching, via Google, I found a website with a wealth of information about the Donner Party.

On the monument it says:

Mrs. Sarah A. C. Foster
A member of the Donner Party
Born Nov. 24, 1825
Died Dec. 16, 1906

For a lot more information click:

1 comment:

  1. Redwood?! Clearly they never heard of terracotta.

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