Rio Dell-In the Heart of the Redwoods

August 30, 2014

Source: HSU, Special Collections

Some towns change a lot over the years. Rio Dell, not so much.

Pacific Lumber Company-“World’s Largest Redwood Mill”

August 23, 2014
Source HSU Special Collection

Source HSU Special Collection (2012.02.0008)

I am guessing from the vehicles that this was taken in the 1940s–but I’m still studying up on my old cars so any help would be appreciated.



Scotia, c. 1888

August 20, 2014

Please keep clicking on the photo to enlarge.  Really.  The photo has some pretty great details for those of us who like this sort of thing.


County of Humboldt Collection

Bayside Lumber Co. 1905

August 14, 2014

Source: Humboldt State University Special Collection

Please enjoy more Bayside, Indianola and Walker’s Point history  in this 1949 Humbodlt Times Article

HERE is the quarry mentioned in the article

And the Railroad  and Store.

Rio Dell/Scotia Bridge 1917

August 10, 2014

How a girl from Rio Dell could have waited so long to post this photo, I have no idea.


County of Humboldt Collection

If I’m understanding the caption right (and I think I recognize the typography). we are on Wildwood Avenue in Rio Dell looking south toward Scotia.  If you enlarge you’ll see two guys on the right-working on the bridge, maybe?

Logging Camp on the Scotia Bluffs

August 7, 2014

Please do click to enlarge so you can see the detail. And if you’re interested in the bluffs, you can check out this post as well:



Redwood Stump Through Rohnerville, c 1880

August 2, 2014
Source: Humboldt County Collection; original Peter Palmquist Collection

Source: Humboldt County Collection; original Peter Palmquist Collection

I won’t get into the environmental consequences of logging  in this area-just hoping folks will appreciate the photo for the stories it shares