- Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014 05:00
- Written by Dorothy Aksamit
You’ve heard of “real food” and “real simple,” but to get to what I call a “real town,” try Fort Bragg on the Mendocino Coast. To discover the roots of this lumbering town, we boarded the Skunk Train with families and wide-eyed kids and time traveled back to Fort Bragg’s logging days, when the gold of this coast came from magnificent stands of redwood. The Skunk Train clickety-clacks 21 miles along the Noyo River through tunnels and mostly second-growth redwoods into the history of the days when lumberjacks were kings of the redwood forests.