Amphibious Ducks in Rio Dell During ’64 Flood

March 3, 2013

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Rio Dell, the prettiest place around !?!?!?!

January 14, 2011

Rio Dell, c. 1912

I grew up in Rio Dell.  Our house was near the Eel and I grew up with a great view of the river and bluffs.  The town always had a bad reputation, but I often thought it was the prettiest place around.


Eureka in 1854

September 27, 2010

 According to the City of Eureka website, the Ryan and Duff Mill was the first successful lumber mill in Eureka and was powered by a beached steamboat.


Cycling is long-time interest in Arcata

September 17, 2010

Arcata Plaza Cyclists

Arcata is home to many avid cyclists-and apparently this has been true for a while now…

Per my standard recommendation, keep clicking on the photo to enlarge (those are some great buildings in the background).


Moonstone, c. 1915

August 6, 2010

Moonstone, c. 1915

 And the Mermaid Inn, which is what that banner on the upper right is all about…

Mermain Inn, c. 1915


Broadway, Eureka. C 1937

July 16, 2010

Broadway, Eureka, c. 1937

So yesterday someone I was talking to kinda dissed (said less than pleasant things about) some of Google’s applications, but you gotta admit Google Earth‘s “street view”, which provided the photo below,  can be very cool !

Broadway, Eureka, c. 2010


Yacht Club on Indian Island

July 7, 2010

Yacht Club Indian Island East, c. 1925

Because we’ve had some fun focusing on landmarks that have disappeared, such as the Stump House on South Broadway in Eureka, I thought I would post the photo of another long-gone structure.

I know there’s got to be info about the Yacht Club in at least one of my books on Humboldt history, but, of course, I can’t find anything now.  And an internet search also gives me nothing…

Oh well.   

Because today is my birthday, I am chosing not to focus on the other events that happened on the Island, but please know they have not been forgotten.  And never should be.