Mr. Zabala on a …

October 19, 2010

Mr. Zabala (son-in-law of Korbel)

I don’t have a good reason for posting this one.   I just… did.

Though I have heard that the Korbel brothers who founded the town of Korbel are the same ones that eventually went on to build the Korbel Champagne empire.

Unfortunately their website (which requires you to enter your age to prove your over 21 to enter, by the way) doesn’t appear to mention our little town…

It does look like the tracks are right on the water and I think that may be Arcata in the background.


Blue Lake Union Hotel & Saloon

July 2, 2010

Blue Lake; "Second location--Railroad Ave across from depot; Union Hotel--Owned by Mr. Rousseau"

I am fortunate enough to be very busy with client work right now, but miss posting to this blog.  So… I thought I’d dig up a photo I liked and at least share that. 

The single pane double-hung windows tell me this building isn’t very old–likely built after the big fire (1911, I think).   You gotta love those swinging “saloon” doors…