Harvey Lewis Brightenstine

Harvey Lewis Brightenstine

Birth
Covelo, Mendocino County, California, USA
Death 13 Apr 1984 (aged 83)
Ukiah, Mendocino County, California, USA
Burial Willits, Mendocino County, California, USA
Plot Blk 3, Lot 43, SW¼, S½
Memorial ID 61728281 · View Source
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Harvey Brightenstine was born May 31, 1900 in a big old brown house located at th present site of the new Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Covelo.
He received his formal education at Buck Mountain School, which was made out of split stuff out of the woods. His father raised turkeys for a living and Harvey and his brother Ivan had the job of herding the turkeys, protecting them from varmints, so they took turns going to school one day and herding turkeys the next.
After completing his formal schooling (Buck Mountain School 1st - 8th grades), Harvey took to the woods for several years. "I was peeling tanbark, and then, cutting logs. They'd peel tanbark and use that to tan leather with. And then I worked several years way back in that back country, looking out for fires and pruning out the trails."
He worked on the Eden Valley Ranch for 12 years, moved to Missouri and raised cattle and hogs for 2 years, trained race horses in Southern California for awhile and worked on various ranches in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties.
He was a great hunter, trained his own dogs, and was known as having the best varmint dogs around. He also had excellent dogs for working with stock. Harvey was a great story teller. Telling about his many hunting experiences and he could tell a story so you could almost see it happening. He had a great sence of humor and was a real mountain man.



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BRIGHTENSTINE
HARVEY FERN
1900-1984 1900-1968


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  • Maintained by: Bonnie
  • Originally Created by: Pet Your Kitty
  • Added: 16 Nov 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 61728281
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harvey Lewis Brightenstine (31 May 1900–13 Apr 1984), Find a Grave Memorial no. 61728281, citing Willits Cemetery, Willits, Mendocino County, California, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie (contributor 47383572) .