Pacific Lumber Company-“World’s Largest Redwood Mill”

August 23, 2014
Source HSU Special Collection

Source HSU Special Collection (2012.02.0008)

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.



Scotia, c. 1888

August 20, 2014

Please keep clicking on the photo to enlarge.  Really.  The photo has some pretty great details for those of us who like this sort of thing.


County of Humboldt Collection

Samoa Cookhouse, c. 1906

August 17, 2014

Yes, this is just a great photo,  but are those dunes reflected in the window panes behind the subjects? I believe the Inside Sports Gym is located there now…?

The three on the left have such similar hair I’d guess this is a family (and I think the guy on the right has a proud-dad look).



Source: Humboldt State University Special Collection

On the back of the photo it says, “Return to E. McCormick Rio Dell” –I’m guessing this refers to Evelyn McCormick, a well known local historian.

Bayside Lumber Co. 1905

August 14, 2014

Source: Humboldt State University Special Collection

Please enjoy more Bayside, Indianola and Walker’s Point history  in this 1949 Humbodlt Times Article

HERE is the quarry mentioned in the article

And the Railroad  and Store.

Logging Camp on the Scotia Bluffs

August 7, 2014

Please do click to enlarge so you can see the detail. And if you’re interested in the bluffs, you can check out this post as well:



Not a Public Restroom

August 4, 2014

Begs a question we likely don’t want answered, doesn’t it?


Saw this while wandering gold rush country in the Sierra Foothills.

Redwood Stump Through Rohnerville, c 1880

August 2, 2014
Source: Humboldt County Collection; original Peter Palmquist Collection

Source: Humboldt County Collection; original Peter Palmquist Collection

I won’t get into the environmental consequences of logging  in this area-just hoping folks will appreciate the photo for the stories it shares


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