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).

 

HSU.Samoa.Cookhouse1999.07.2405

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
Bayside.LumberMill.HSU.1999_01_0214b

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:

http://lynette707.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/scotia-bluffs-railroads-and-mud-slides/

 

HC.ScotiaWdsCamp7,8,9


Not a Public Restroom

August 4, 2014

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

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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

Hydesville.PalmYale.2012_02_0194

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

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