February 9, 2017
Source: History Of Humboldt County,Elliott
…In 1854 we find that Arcata had about fourteen stores carrying large stocks of goods, besides saddle and harnessmakers, jewelers, gunsmiths, tin- smiths, and several blacksmith and wagon shops, all of which did an active and profitable business. It seems that the first active officers of Arcata were elected in April, 1856, under the order of county judge, incorporating the village. There were four towns on the bay in 1855 — Humboldt, Bucksport, Eureka, and Union. The first three boasted of a store each, while the latter had seven large wholesale establishments, with harnessmakers, saddlers, etc., as indicated.
Source: HISTORY OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY CALIFORNIA, History by Leigh H. Irvine
HISTORIC RECORD COMPANY, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 1915
January 27, 2016
Source: History Of Humboldt County,Elliott. Left caption says: Robt. Burn’s Hardware Store. Right caption says: Burns Block.
You may recognize the commercial building on the upper right…
I have to admit I just grabbed this illustration out of Elliott’s book because it showed some early Arcata structures but I looked up Mr. Burns in the 1880 census (Ancestry.com). He appears to have done very well as a “tinman” who immigrated from England…
January 25, 2016
This is looking up F Street “standing” about 1/2 way between 1st and 2nd Streets.
Source: Humboldt County Souvenir Book, 1901
Source: GoogleMaps, Street View
September 12, 2014
Source: Humboldt State University, Special Collections, Palmquist/Yale Collection [2012.02.0315]
I believe that it the Arcata Hotel behind them, which makes sense as it looks like they are standing in front of the old Arcata City Hall (which was where the newish commercial building at 9th & G Streets is now).
August 30, 2014
Source: HSU, Special Collections
Some towns change a lot over the years. Rio Dell, not so much.
March 26, 2012
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?