Kevin Hoover Sheds Light on Arcata’s Electricity

October 12, 2010

Arcata, looking up 11th Street, c 1905

Thanks to Kevin Hoover’s book, From the Pages of The Arcata Union and The Arcata Eye, I now know that on April 23, 1895 Arcata received power from two different companies and the Arcata City Council  “granted permission for poles to be set up and wires strung, with seven new streetlights placed around the Plaza and on prominant downtown corners” .  

This little bit of information will allow us to date Arcata photos as pre and post 1895.  (This photo already had date info, but it seemed as good a time as any to share the electical tidbit and give some recognition to Kevin… )