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Rob Roberts and Jerry Lema with the Bosch-Omori seismograph
Every morning the Bosch-Omori seismograph, housed at the Ferndale Museum, is checked for earthquake recordings and reset. Jerry Lema and Rob Roberts currently maintain the seismograph, and are always willing to train back-up volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about the seismograph, please contact Rob.
Corner of Shaw & Third Streets:
515 Shaw (Map)
Post Office Box 431
Ferndale, California 95536-0431 USA
Wed. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
By Paul Rasmussen Smith
At 5:10 in the morning on April 18, 1906, 17-year-old Joe Bognuda, the son of Swiss immigrants who were dairy farmers at Sears Point, was milking cows with his father, Natale. “All at once,” Joe told an interviewer, “the earth started trembling and I heard a big crash in the horse barn. The shaking had thrown our horse backwards across the barn and through a wall, landing outside on the top of a manure pile.”