Title: Dept. of Public Works. Division of Highways. District I Records
California. Division of Highways
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District I, encompassing Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties and parts of Lake, Trinity and Siskiyou counties, was
created by the California Highway Commission in 1911 (see Minutes of the C.H.C., volume 1, p. 24).
The District Headquarters, located in Willits, Mendocino County, is headed by the district engineer. Under the general direction
of the State Highway Engineer, the District Engineer is responsible for administering all State Highway activities within
For details of district organization and description of positions and duties see Dept. of Public Works, Management Survey
of Responsibilities and Authorities. Headquarters Files, Series # (F3778:292-293).
The arrangement of District I's records is hierarchical. The first section, Headquarters Files, is an administrative file
defined and managed by the Department of Public Works, Sacramento. Each highway district maintains a copy of this file.
The second section, District I Engineer's Records, has five series: General Correspondence, including a subject file and a
chronological file; Reports; Shop I; Miscellaneous; and Photographs.
The third section, Construction Engineer's Records, is solely concerned with the construction engineer's records concerning
prison labor projects, specifically camp #36, Burnt Ranch. The two series are: General Correspondence; and Monthly Reports
of Day Labor.