National Register of Historic Places in Mendocino County

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National Register #78000719
Lovejoy Homestead
North of Branscomb on South Fork of Eel River
Built 1890-1905

Horseshoe Bend, situated by the South fork of the Eel River and framed by rugged mountains covered with Redwood and Douglas fir, formed the backdrop for the homestead of George and Annie Lovejoy in the early 1890's.

Each component of the site - the house, the weathered outbuildings, the field and orchard - reflects a significant stage of the settlement and development history of Mendocino County. The homesteading era and its associated agriculture, the significant architecture of the period and later land use and recreational trends are all reflected in this undisturbed setting.

Excerpted from the NRHP Nomination.

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