Fort Bragg’s match of artillerymen contained fewer than 3,000 officers and men. Pope Air Field needed a small number of pilots whose mission was to observe artillery fire.
The field was also a bustling fueling stop for army planes in transit to busier fields to the west and west. There are a lot to talk about Fort Bragg history.
In the 30’s the base’s dilapidated wooden buildings were mostly replaced by brick and stucco barracks, gun sheds, and a chapel, a hospital, a headquarters, along with family quarters for both commissioned and non commissioned officers.
Before lumber mills dotted the scene, the land surrounding what could turn into the town of Fort Bragg was home to Native American Indians, most of whom belonged to the Pomo tribe. These were huntergatherers who lived along the northern coast of California.
Long prior to the Russians, the Americans, or the Native Americans hunted to inhabit the environs of Fort Bragg, giant redwoods populated these beaches. This was these trees which attracted attention and ultimately resulted in the establishment of the logging railroads and mills that for over the century were the heart of the lives of individuals who dwelt in Fort Bragg.