First Car in Eureka, July 4, 1899

Source: HSU Special Collection

I came across this photo by accident while looking for pictures of cable cars. I can only imagine how exciting it would be to see an “auto” for the first time right here in Eureka. And I just realized, it likely needed to come in by barge. I can’t imagine that any of the roads coming into Humboldt County at the turn of the century would have been suitable.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any newspaper stories about this big event though I’m sure it made headlines at the time…

19 Responses to First Car in Eureka, July 4, 1899

  1. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  2. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  3. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  4. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  5. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  6. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  7. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  8. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  9. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  10. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  11. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  12. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  13. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  14. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  15. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  16. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  17. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  18. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

  19. […] to Lynette Mullen’s history blog, we know that the North Coast’s first automobile arrived in Eureka in 1899, having been shipped from San Francisco. By 1903 there were scores of automobiles in the area and […]

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