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: