I remember having a dredge in the south end of Humboldt Bay– just west of CR and north of the Eucalyptus grove on Hwy 101 but after enlarging this photo, I don’t think this is it–notice the town/settlement on the left.
Please enlarge as there is a lot of great detail aside from the dredge (including the guy standing on it).
If you enlarge, you’ll notice the shirtless guy under the Bell public telephone sign and firefighters focused on their job… Apparently once upon a time we also had the Golden Horn with “Beer on tap” and the Royal Cafe.
Some towns change a lot over the years. Rio Dell, not so much.
So lately I’ve been watching a show on Netflix called Hell on Wheels, an AMC series about the building of the transcontinental railroad . I notice the hats sported by the characters on the show are the same as the ones worn by long-ago guests of the Pioneer Hotel – once located at Requa on the banks of the Klamath River. And they wear the same serious expressions.
The wild west was here too and I like that…
I am guessing from the vehicles that this was taken in the 1940s–but I’m still studying up on my old cars so any help would be appreciated.