The town of Mendocino, located on the rugged headlands of the same name was established in 1850 as a logging community. Many of the early settlers were from New England and the homes reflect the architecture of New England. About 1940, the economy of the area declined and Mendocino was almost deserted. Discovered in the late 1950’s and 60"s by the bohemian and hippie generation, it became an art community and remains that today. Many of the old homes have become Bed and Breakfast establishments. Many movies and television shows have been filmed in the area. Most notably, Murder She Wrote was filmed in Mendocino and featured the Hill House Inn there.