$5 a week to learn a trade (and a raise to $7 in 1914)

April 27, 2011

Blue Lake Advocate Office

Fortuna Auto Park (and) The Story of the Fortunate Little Unfortunate

April 26, 2011

Fortuna Auto Park (sunnyfortuna.com)


This photo came from the Sunny Fortuna website , which was put together by Hans Koster and contains many, MANY wonderful historic photos (Warning, the sunnyfortuna.com site is truly addictive if you enjoy old photos) .

Some may remember Hans as the source of the story of the  Fortunate Little Unfortunate.

Brizard Store in Early Blue Lake

April 24, 2011

Blue Lake


The Brizard Building on the right is still standing.

Last White Man Killed by Indians

April 11, 2011

Drinkwater Grave, Bridgeville (Keat)

Fellow historian, Wes Keat,  took a drive out to Bridgeville and found this marker in their little cemetery.

Jessie Wheeler, whose family goes way back in Bridgeville,  assures me this grave is real (though the painted information is a more recent restoration).