Another addictive site of historic photos

December 30, 2010

A big thanks goes to AJ, a visitor and blogger at ,  for referring us to the following.  is a seriously great site for those who enjoy historic photos.

Per the site:

By creating a free account on Shorpy you can share your own vintage photographs. Visitors to the site are particularly interested in images from the dawn of photography to the 1940s. Best of all, becoming a member is free!

I found some local photos by searching “Humboldt” and you may find others by using other local search terms/locations.

WARNING !  You may want to make sure you’ve got some time before you check it out, as you’ll want to stay awhile…


H Street, Arcata, c. 1913

December 29, 2010

H Street Arcata, c. 1913

It is very worth your while to keep clicking on this photo to enlarge.

There are business signs and people, as well as a  couple of horse and buggy combinations,  further up the street that are difficult to see in the smaller image. 

Bayside Railroad, c. 1910

December 27, 2010

Bayside Railroad, c. 1910 (McFarland)


Folks seemed to like the trains in Bayside…

I wish I had more info about a location but there was nothing else on the photo.

Eureka Railroad Depot

December 21, 2010

NW Pacific Railroad Depot, 2nd/A Streets, Eureka (Stine)

Bayside dump, c. 1905

December 20, 2010

Bayside: Dump at Gannon Slough, C 1905 (McFarland)

Loleta, 1912

December 17, 2010

Loleta, 1912 (Kier; Palmquist)

Logging Camp, Jacoby Creek, c. 1884

December 16, 2010

Jacoby Creek "Flanigan Bros", c. 1884 (Palmquist)