Who knew this about the Eureka JC Penny?

April 4, 2017

Who knew….


Humboldt State University- Palmquist/Yale Collection: 2012.02.0101

jc penny.1.use

Google Street View


This is the JC Penny I remember…


JC Penny-2.use

Google Street View



Carson Block – Then and Stucco and Now

January 6, 2016

Please click on the photos to enlarge and see details.

1892.12.23_Daily Humboldt Times (Humboldt County Library)

1892.12.23: Daily Humboldt Times (Humboldt County Library)

1904- Souvenir Photo-Carson Block Ext (Humboldt County Library)

1904- Souvenir Photo (Humboldt County Library)

Carson Block Building (Humboldt County Historical Society)

Humboldt County Historical Society

Carson Block Building (Humboldt County HIstorical Society)

Humboldt County Historical Society

NCIDC Collection

NCIDC Collection

NCIDC Collection

NCIDC Collection

North Coast Journal, January 2016

North Coast Journal, January 2016

faint Line on pregnancy test

October 5, 2014


Avatars [not real people –like blog spammers]

I realized today that visitors without blogs may miss the entertaining spam comments that bloggers must get regularly (I’ve never asked other bloggers but I have to assume I’m just not that special). WordPress does a pretty good job of catching and weeding them out, but here’s a few posted by “headphones for the tv”, “chicken coop run” and “faint Line on pregnancy test” (faint Line was the one that let us know about breakfast-see below, and yes, Line was the only capitalized word in the name).

I figure this is (sorta) history-related as it captures an interesting phenomenon that won’t exist forever (in this form, at least).

Someday we’ll see the spam that DIDN’T make it through…

Recent Blog Comments…

  • Very soon this web site will be famous among all blogging and site-building viewers, due to it’s fastidious content [blogger’s note-I left the apostrophe but yes, I know it is not suppose to be there. Ok, I was pretty sure I knew but DID Google it to double check–after all, I  have “fastidious content”.  And I AM GOING TO BE FAMOUS ! ]
  • At this time I am going to do my breakfast, later than having my breakfast coming again to read more
  • There are also French Pleats, European Pleats and Goblet Pleats, amongst others, which are slipped over hooks set in a wireless headphones professional style [Wait. What???].   Try mixing and matching the textures and patterns needed to match the color of the room.Not since the beginning of the office project, I deliver some patterns that may suit your taste. Curtains are wireless headphones not only outdoor, but also can sometimes solve problems you may have a border or valance where you’ll find more color.

“New” 101 Bridge North of Eureka

August 9, 2014

This photo was taken in 1956. I’m thinking maybe we just had the structure on the left w/ 2 way traffic and they built the new one to divide the highway…? There’s got to be folks around who remember…

Bridge Construction, North of Eureka, CA

County of Humboldt Collection, Hwy 101, North of Eureka

Fortuna’s Love of Cars Continues …

July 26, 2014
Source: County of Humboldt Collection

Source: County of Humboldt Collection

Shoot, this may be one of my favorite photos–there are so many fantastic details.

PLEASE click to enlarge and you’ll notice the Fortuna Theater, playing When a Man’s a Man, on the left  and that the town loved cars long before this weekend’s Auto Xpo.

Check out the billboards on the left. Looks like they also had two fueling stations, tire shop AND a garage/repair shop.  And is that a Chevy Dealership on the left?

Check out the AutoExpo down in Fortuna this weekend and you may see some of these very same cars cruising Main Street.

Blue Lake’s Perigot Park-Music Fest Now (and pic from “then”)

July 24, 2014
County of Humboldt Collection

County of Humboldt Collection

Park looks a little different now but still a lot going on, including a music festival this Saturday (July 26)…


Cafe Waterfront-Then and now

October 17, 2013



102 F ST – CAFÉ WATERFRONT Originally: THE WAVE SALOON/THE WEAVER BLDG.    (1st & F St) Style: Eastlake   Built:  1892   This building remains substantially unaltered from its original design.   Originally the Wave Saloon, a gathering place for fishermen, stevedores and  later on, loggers.  “The Bluebird Rooms”  (a brothel) were on the second floor. [Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau]