Author Kathleen M. Nevin shares the story of logging history in Mendocino County in “Newport and Kibesillah — A Tale of Two Mendocino County Coastal Logging Towns.”

The book details the history of Newport and Kibesillah, two towns nestled between Fort Bragg and Westport, and the lives of the residents – loggers, tie-makers and others employed by the lumber mills. Describing life in the late 1870s to early 1880s, Nevin reveals the often isolating life of mill employees and their families, the formed communities, the entertainment of the day, and more.

To learn more about these North Coast pioneers and to purchase the book, visit Kathleen Nevin’s website at