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

Arcata’s H Street 100 Years Ago

July 25, 2014

Please click to enlarge and enjoy the lovely detail.

Tin Can Mailman building on the right, Minor Theater on the left, 1913

HSU Special Collection: 1999.07.0008

HSU Special Collection: 1999.07.0008

tin can



Arcata Minor-Today

Hydesville-3 Miles from Alton and…

October 22, 2013


I seem to have an inexplicable fondness for old highway signs . This is Hydesville [HSU: Palmquist/Yale Collection]


Who doesn’t love a man doing laundry…

October 19, 2013


Please, PLEASE do click to keep enlarging this photo. The pulleys and hand cranks and other details are amazing. The tub on the left says “Troy” Laundry… [HSU Special Collection/Palmquist/Yale Collection]

Cafe Waterfront-Then and now

October 17, 2013



102 F ST – CAFÉ WATERFRONT Originally: THE WAVE SALOON/THE WEAVER BLDG.    (1st & F St) Style: Eastlake   Built:  1892   This building remains substantially unaltered from its original design.   Originally the Wave Saloon, a gathering place for fishermen, stevedores and  later on, loggers.  “The Bluebird Rooms”  (a brothel) were on the second floor. [Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau]

Eureka Wharf, Earlier Days

October 9, 2013

Eureka Wharf [Source: Humboldt State University-Palmquist/Yale Collection]

Eureka Wharf [Source: Humboldt State University-Palmquist/Yale Collection]

I’m not sure how to date this photo. If anyone sees any clues, please let me know…



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