I do believe that is a fuel truck on the left.
As many already know, please keep clicking on the photo to enlarge-there is a lot of great detail here.
Per the Phillips House Museum website:
The Philips House Museum at 7th and Union Streets
preserves the atmosphere of a typical farm house found in Arcata. As a living museum, Arcata’s best example of Greek Revival architecture shows the daily life an Arcata resident between 1854 and 1932.
Free tours of Phillips House are available 2 – 4 p.m. every Sunday and by appointment – 707-822-4722.
Huh. There is a low bridge and a high bridge. Not sure why.
According to Dennis Turner’s Place Names in Humboldt (I have the old edition) Arlynda was the name proposed by John Gardner Kenyon in 1882 for what (I think) used to be an independent community 1 1/2 mile north of Ferndale. Turner says Arlynda is an Indian word meaning merchandise or property. Apparently the first creamery in Humboldt County was founded there in 1890.
Not sure if it was this one…
Probably not one below either-as it looks like it backs into a hillside and it is flat around Arlynda.
I kind of get the feeling I’ve posted this one before but I love it.
Maybe it is the market basket on the porch. The clotheslines or eerily empty street. The lovely architectural detail or pretty little fence in front of the house on the left (the house on the right seems to have copied the same style). Dunno, but I like it. Hope others do too.
Click on the photo to enlarge and see more detail.
Thanks to Hans Koster of Sunnyfortuna.com for this one.
Classified ad was in the Eel River Advance, May 30, 1896
I’ve seen many photos of Falk (and posted some) but this is one of the best I’ve seen.
For those unfamiliar with our area, Falk was deep in the Elk River Valley, just south east of Eureka-a lumber town established in the 1800s and razed after it was abandoned years later. You can see remnants of the town and read about the history by visiting the Headwater’s Reserve which cuts through the old town site. It has a nice mile of paved trail (easy to do even after a recent rain) and miles more of a dirt and gravel path.
Ok, so now I seem to be hooked on posting again, if only temporarily.
Is this Essex (Hwy 299 between Arcata and Blue Lake)? Looks like the right topography and I think that train trestle is still there. And so, if this is Essex, what the heck happened to it? I don’t know that any evidence of the town remains…
That title was about as random as I could make it for a reason–and blog visitor Skippy is helping to make my point.
No one could identify Fort Grand or the Hausels. Maybe (though I’m not claiming we know for sure) that is because this is CAMP GRANT and the HANSELLS (Skippy’s very plausable theory).
I’ve lectured on this type of thing before but it has been a while. Please, everyone, mark your photos clearly. Then scan ‘em if you haven’t. Print ‘em if all you have are electronic copies. Both are vulnerable.
And if you have cool old photos and want to share, email them to me at email@example.com and I’ll post them here. We’d love to see them.
The following came from Skippy. Thanks Skip !
Here’s my guess about this picture:
It’s not Fort Grand, but Camp Grant near Dyerville on the Eel River. It’s an easy misnomer to make. Camp Grant was a military camp under the jurisdiction of Fort Humboldt. Perhaps Fort and Camp were used interchangeably or confused altogether, and also Grand vs. Grant, too. When I first saw the picture, this was the location I had immediately in my mind.