Minor’s Mausoleum

March 27, 2012

Isaac Minor's Mausoleum, Arcata Cemetery

I guess this was what he wanted…?

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Early Photo of Arcata (from the cemetery)

March 26, 2012

Arcata Cemetery

So my plan was to move right along with the Minor/quarry/mausoleum theme, but then I enlarged this photo and got all distracted by the names on the other headstones and the view of the hillside behind the cemetery.

I would love to get a current photo of Arcata from that same place.  If anyone has the time and inclination to get a picture,  please send it on to me.

And as always, just keep clicking to enlarge the photo.

Hunt is an old and familiar Arcata name–anyone have a kid with braces out there?


Issac Minor’s Granite Quarry (near Arcata)

March 25, 2012

Humboldt State University -Palmquist Collection

Minor's Quarry


High Water in Ferndale, 1909

March 19, 2012

I thought the recent rains made this a good time to post this photo.


Make Your ART Your Business

March 19, 2012

I am currently helping at the North Coast Small Business Development Center part-time (in addition to the D.A.’s Office) and am organizing “Flights” , which are 7-8 month programs targeting specific types of small businesses.

This has nothing to do with history, but thought I’d take advantage of my blog’s listing on the North Coast Journal’s Blog Watch to help get the word out. You can also email me at the SBDC at mullen@northcoastsbdc.org for more info or to get an application.

North Coast SBDC Art Flight Info


Squirrel or a lamp post?

March 16, 2012

Or Camp Grant?

That title was about as random as I could make it for a reason–and blog visitor Skippy is helping to make my point.

No one could identify Fort Grand or the Hausels. Maybe (though I’m not claiming we know for sure) that is because this is CAMP GRANT and the HANSELLS (Skippy’s very plausable theory).

I’ve lectured on this type of thing before but it has been a while.   Please, everyone, mark your photos clearly.  Then scan ’em if you haven’t. Print ’em if all you have are electronic copies.  Both are vulnerable. 

And if you have cool old photos and want to share, email them to me  at historyaddicts@gmail.com  and I’ll post them here. We’d love to see them.

The following came from Skippy.  Thanks Skip !

Here’s my guess about this picture:
 
It’s not Fort Grand, but Camp Grant near Dyerville on the Eel River.  It’s an easy misnomer to make.  Camp Grant was a military camp under the jurisdiction of Fort Humboldt.  Perhaps Fort and Camp were used interchangeably or confused altogether, and also Grand vs. Grant, too.  When I first saw the picture, this was the location I had immediately in my mind.

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This is 219 5th Street, Eureka (4/26/19)

March 16, 2012

Eureka, c. 1919 (County of Humboldt Collection. Source: Jim Hill)

The title for the post came from the business sign, top right (which I loved).

The advent of the automobile was clearly a economic boon to Eureka (keep clicking to enlarge the photo, then check out the businesses and you’ll see what I mean).