Photos of Falk

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.

Map of 8th & G Streets, Arcata1889

October 8, 2010

Arcata, 1889

The Pioneer Livery Stable from yesterday’s post was, indeed, at 8th and G Streets.

Dwg means dwelling and as always, keep clicking to get a larger view.  This really offers a great glimpse into businesses (and life) in Arcata in 1889. 

This post shows the Union Hotel in the background but I’ll try to find a better photo now that we can see what was inside…

Pioneer Stables in Arcata

October 7, 2010

Stables and power lines. 

This is Arcata, but I’m not sure where.  The road to the right of the building looks like it goes straight to the bay, but I can’t  place the location.  I Street maybe?


Eureka 1906, The Best at Our Command

October 5, 2010

Eureka 1906

I know people puzzle over the blatant consumption of our natural resources over the last 150 years, but the caption under this photo really explains it well.  Resources were resources.  The best was at our command.  My guess is that people naively thought (as some still do, unfortunately) that there would always be enough to meet our needs.

On another topic, can you imagine two thousand steamships & other vessels coming into our bay each year…? ! ?

Eureka in 1870

October 1, 2010

Eureka, 1870

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…