November 30, 2010
A few weeks ago I was able to share great photos of Bob G’s Mudgett saloon token from Fortuna. Tokens were used by various businesses and Bob has built quite a collection.
Some of Bob’s tokens and an overview of some uses can be found HERE on his Facebook page.
Many, like this one,
Alton House Token, c 1888
Alton House token, c. 1888
are also posted HERE on tokencatelog.com .
He suggests you click on California, then select any of our local towns such as Alton, Fortuna, Arcata, or Ferndale to see more local tokens. You’ll find over 200 from Eureka alone
Thanks for sharing, Bob !
November 25, 2010
One of the cool features of WordPress is the “referrers” list, which shows how visitors found their way to this blog.
This morning I clicked one of the referrers and found this incredible collection of 100-year-old photos from India.
This really isn’t related to Thanksgiving (happy holidays, by the way) but India. Indians. Pilgrims. Nah, no connection.
They’re just great photos.
November 24, 2010
Fernbridge, c 1911
Fernbridge, c. 1912
Fernbridge, Feb 2, 1915
I apologize for the glitchy format/caption issues (please ignore/forgive).
November 19, 2010
It is amazing to me how much cars have changed and how little bicycles have…
That is a calendar on the right, but I can’t quite read it.
[As always, keep clicking on the image to enlarge]
November 17, 2010
Mudgett Token, c. 1900
I received these fantastic photos from Bob G. as a follow-up to yesterday’s post and they came with the following.
Thanks Bob !!!
Attached is Decatur Mudgett token from his saloon.
He is listed as ‘saloon keeper’ in the 1900 census.
(I like collecting tokens, a pretty obscure bit of history).
I would love to get more history on use of the tokens. Were they given away, used instead of credit or a bar tab…? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
November 16, 2010
Fortuna, c. 1888 (Mudgett)
Because the Mudgetts and Leggs are neighbors in the census, I’m pretty sure this reflects the same neighborhood.
I didn’t want to crop any of the info, so you’ll likely need to click repeatedly to enlarge the doc.
1880 Census, Springville (Fortuna)
November 12, 2010
Copper Mine on Island Mountain, c 1910
I’ve never read anything about local copper mining, but Ernie has some great info on his site…