Lynwood ("Links") Carranco came from a small town but that didn't stop him from doing big things. He had a variety of occupations from being an author, local Humboldt Historian, teacher and also a writer. Having touched many pools of interests his main focus was on logging and lumber history. This is most definite in his photo collection, as there are always connections to the mighty redwoods. His books have a deep relation with the photos in the collections.