The Mendocino Papers
Bruce Anderson is the long time editor and publisher of
Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley Advertiser. Volume 1
of The Mendocino Papers has been published and is the
first in a series. Anderson’s anecdotal history of
Mendocino County is mixed with colorful and humorous
autobiographical memoirs beginning in 1970 when
Anderson was part of the hippie generation who settled in
the Anderson Valley.
Anderson, who is not related to the original Anderson
Family that first arrived in Anderson Valley in the 1800s, is
a controversial figure in the Anderson Valley. He has been
labeled a grump and has outraged local politicians and
bureaucrats, but is an Anderson Valley original.
This is not a wine book, but is a good read if you are
interested in the history of the Mendocino region and some
of its nefarious characters such as Charles Manson and
Available from the author for $20. Mail your order to AVA,
Box 459, Boonville, CA 95415.