Arcata Plaza, c 1918
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So cute! And they aren’t babies any more.
But I still puzzle over why anyone thought planting palm trees in Arcata (or Ferndale) was a good idea. Redwoods are much better!
You know, I’ve never heard why folks planted palm trees. There are also a lot of them in our old neighborhood by the Mad River Hospital…
I think that palms were popular to show the civilizing of the town. The woods were uncivilized wilderness and redwoods were something to get rid of, not plant and nurture.
do you know who planted them or when they were planted?
Haven’t heard, but the idea of making the area look more “civilized” makes sense.
The two Canary Island palms on Arcata Plaza were planted in 1901.
Great info, thanks.
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