March 14, 2012
Fort Grand, Hausel Ranch (County of Humboldt Collection)
Couldn’t find Fort Grand and Ancestry.com came up with ”zero good matches” for Hausels in Humboldt County.
Anyone out there know anything about the Hausels or Fort Grand? And I realize I may be making the erroneous assumption that a photo in the Humboldt County Collection is actuallly from Humboldt… Either way I liked the photo and hope you guys do too…
November 2, 2010
Ferndale Bank, c. 1925 (source: Tom Woods)
I was able to find some great old photos of Ferndale. I’ll try to post more this week.
October 15, 2010
California Plant of Central Creameries
The old creamery building in Arcata provides a great example of a repurposed old structure. It is now home to the Arcata Playhouse , a great community venue for all kinds of events.
That great old car would help me date this photo, if I knew anything about old cars…
October 11, 2010
- Falk, c 1890
Falk, c 1900
Falk, c 1915
Falk log dump, c 1920
Folks can visit where Falk used to be–and sometimes spot remnants of that long-ago ghost town. In fact, one old barn has been reconstructed in an easily accessible area of the Headwaters Reserve for all to see and enjoy.
Interested folks can also check with HSU to see if there will be any more archeological forays into the area.
October 1, 2010
I figure we’ll just do a progression, since I keep finding great Eureka photos in my digital collection. As always, keep clicking on the photo to get larger images.
I have to say I love the big barn on 2nd Street.
Notice the trees have been pushed back much further, but haven’t disappeared completely.
I remember old, old buildings along the waterfront when I was a kid. I am sure many folks see the new development in that area as an improvement (and so do I in many ways) but I can’t help but mourn those old buildings a little…
September 1, 2010
On the road from Korbel to Kneeland at Maple Creek, 1939
According to Cliff Calderwood, bridges were covered to protect them against the weather and extend their life. And this makes sense. Without a backhoe, loader and other heavy equipment, building a bridge was a significant (and important) project. Folks would want their investment to last.
More from Calderwood and more bridges…
July 5, 2010
4th & E Streets, Eureka, c 1870
I believe those are chickens on the road behind the men. Better than the pigs in Blue Lake, I guess…
The sign on the left says “Eureka Fish Market”.
We’re looking uphill, so I’m guessing away from the bay… I don’t recognize any of the buildings, but it is not impossible that one or two still exist… If anyone makes their way to Old Town and recognizes anything from the photo, please let me know.
March 8, 2010
[Casebeer's story is on hold for a bit while I focus on other projects]
In April I am going to be giving two presentations on the early history of Blue Lake (one where I talk, another of just photos) and would appreciate any photos or stories that folks are willing to share of the Blue Lake, Glendale, Essex, Warren Creek areas, especially anything prior to 1900.
You can reach me/send them to:
email@example.com. Thanks !
The following photo was among many great ones that can be found at the Humboldt State Library. Though many photos are online, it is worth a trip to the library to see the ones that haven’t been digitized yet.
Blue Lake Christening
Written on the back of the photo