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The Farley Grove Dedication at the Devilbiss Ranch Property

Farley Grove

 

Farley Grove

Farley Grove: Ted Worden and Bill Morrison in the grove near the old railroad trestle.

July 2013, Scott Worden, Soper-Wheeler Company Forester –

Recently Soper-Wheeler Company dedicated a grove of redwood trees to Joseph “Joe” Farley. Mr Farley was a long-time director for the company, and contributed greatly over the years.

The grove features a large quartz boulder with an inset memorial plaque surrounded by redwood trees, and is near one of the historic logging railroad trestles.

The logs for the wood benches and the entrance sign came from a 100-year-old log removed from an old Humboldt crossing on Dunn Gulch.

The dedication ceremony was led by David Westcott and Pete Farley. It was a moving event. Joe was admired by all who worked with him, dearly loved by his family, and his even and pragmatic approach helped build the company into what it is today.

It had been about ten years since my last trip to the Devilbiss property. My involvement was to help Bill Morrison and his wife, Heather, cater the dedication ceremony.

Heather and Bill Morrison pictured at the Farley Grove Memorial Plaque

Heather and Bill Morrison pictured at the Farley Grove Memorial Plaque

My brother Ted and I did the  barbecuing for the luncheon following the ceremony.

We needed a level location with good access, so we set the grill up on one of the new Dunn Creek bridges that the Company recently  installed to allow for Coho salmon passage.

We have catered several such events in the past, but none could quite compare to the location and the scenery here: we were treated to large redwood trees and the cool sounds of Dunn Creek while working over the hot BBQ near Farley Grove.

I am happy to report that the grilling went flawlessly. Right on cue, the food was done and transported to the grove, where it was served on linen for the guests.

It was a day to remember, and will make a great stop for anyone that is visiting the coast or the Devilbiss property.

 

 

 

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