The “Monkey Wards” (what my dad called it when I was growing up) on the right is certainly not the flat-roofed monstrosity I remember from when I was a kid (was located where Target is now for those who are newer to the area).
Nice to see that the Eureka Theater hasn’t really changed. Folks have actually been working for a while now to restore the theater and the volunteer effort is coming along quite nicely. Learn more about the restoration effort and how you can help HERE.
Thanks to Hans Koster of Sunnyfortuna.com for this one.
Classified ad was in the Eel River Advance, May 30, 1896
Thanks Hans !
Eel River Advance of May 30, 1896
Granted, it it now too late to help get the word out about the concert I attended in this building yesterday but it was a packed house anyway (Good job to Julie Fulkerson and all the other organizers). In Love with the Muse Piano Voce was a benefit for the new Trinidad library and was held in the (old) Trinidad Town Hall. I noticed the wonderfully wavy windows as I listened to the music.
According the photo source (HSU Special Collections), the hall was probably built about 1915. “Trinidad in early days had one telephone at McConnaha’s store on the Bay at Trinity and Edwards corner,” the HSU site also tells us.
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…
Years ago I went to Chichen Itza. Walking along a jungle trail I glanced at a small hill and took more than a moment to realize I was looking at a very old pyramid, almost completely hidden by lush vegetation. I’ve since seen photos of similar places, ancient ruins slowly disappearing as nature reclaims her space after man has let it go.
Our own tropical rain forest does the same. Once upon a time this was our highway…
If you would like me to give a presentation similar to that in the video to your civic group or classroom, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is not pleasant history, but it is important and has been lost and forgotten too many times.
I was contacted by someone seeking information on Margaret Cobb, author (authoress ?) of Blaxine , which Cobb published in 1910 (quite a story and I urge you to click the link if you haven’t read my post).
Anyone out there with stories, documents or photos? I am confident that anything you have and are willing to share would be very much appreciated…
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