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Fields Landing504 views
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Eureka Small Boat Basin645 views
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Cape Arago Lighthouse1018 viewsAt the entrance to Coos Bay, Oregon. The lighthouse is actually 2 1/2 miles north of the cape, which used to be called Cape Gregory.
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Cape Arago Lighthouse1225 viewsThis is the third lighthouse built at this site. At the entrance to Coos Bay, Oregon, it is one of the last structures built on the Pacific Coast under the US Lighthouse service and was built in 1933-34 by Jake Hillstrom, a local contractor. The octagonal tower is 44 feet tall and well over 100 feet above the water.
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Point Cabrillo Light Station469 viewsPoint Cabrillo is located in Northern California between the towns of Fort Bragg and Mendocino. Although it was surveyed by the U. S. Lighthouse Service in 1873, construction of the Light Station didn't begin until after the 1906 earthquake. The demand for lumber to rebuild San Francisco meant that maritime commerce on the north coast was at an all time high and a Lighthouse was critical to the safety of the ships and their valuable cargo.
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Point Cabrillo Light Station528 viewsConstruction of the Light Station began in 1908, and the lens was illuminated for the first time on June 10, 1909, under head keeper Wilhelm Baumgartner. The lighthouse was the only marker between Point Arena and Cape Mendocino.
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Point Arena Lighthouse609 viewsIn 1992, the film "Forever Young" was filmed at Point Arena. The film stars Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis and George Wendt. A shell of a Victorian mansion and a gazebo were built on the grounds north of the lighthouse. After eight days of filming, the crews dismantled the Victorian and left as quickly as they arrived. Today, only the gazebo stands along the northern cliffs of Point Arena.
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Trinidad Harbor and Memorial Lighthouse481 viewsReplica of the 1871 original. Honors those lost and buried at sea. The actual lighthouse and foghorn are located on the seaward side of the point.
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Ferndale Barn480 views
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Roosevelt Elk527 viewsRoosevelt elk (Cervus elaphus roosevelti), one of the largest members of the deer family, are the most easily observed wildlife in the Redwood Coast parks. They are seen throughout the parks, but primarily south of the Klamath River in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Gold Bluffs Beach, along the Bald Hills Road, and in the Orick area.
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Roosevelt Elk in Velvet550 viewsPatricks Point State Park. Roosevelt Elk are a major conservation success story. Hunted nearly to extinction by North Coast settlers, there were only a few hundred animals left when conservation efforts began. Now the elk number in the thousands and they are being reintroduced to many areas of their original range.
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Study in Blue484 viewsBlue Heron at Fields Landing
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Slimes of Passion936 viewsBanana Slug sex may take more than 12 hours. And you may not want to know this...
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Gold Bluff Elk586 views
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Table Bluff Barn526 views
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Zipporah's Pond1698 viewsFerndale's Russ Park is a 105-acre preserve located at the southern edge of Ferndale, where the Wildcat Hills (part of the Coast Range) rise abruptly above the nearly level residential areas. Located within easy walking distance of Main Street, and of much of the city, elevations in the park range from about 60 feet to 480 feet above sea level. An extensive system of foot trails... Ken Mierzwa continues with the ecology of Russ Park.
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Redwood Bridge1632 viewsIn the Arbor Day Grove, on the Avenue of the Giants, a bit north of Dyerville. This grove, established in 1944, is an addition to the Morton Grove.
Since 1921 more than 900 redwood Memorial Groves have been established in thirty of California's beautiful redwood parks. Each grove provides an everlasting memorial to an individual, family or organization. Funds raised through this program have been a critical part of the financial support for the Save the Redwoods League.
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Hot Air Balloons490 viewsMontague, Siskiyou County
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Trinidad Sunrise613 views
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