Eureka and Humboldt County: California (Images of America) by Clarke Historical Museum

By Clarke Historical Museum

The cry among the redwoods-Eureka!-was the shout heard from early pioneers in 1850 as they got here to settle in Humboldt County. Discovery of gold completely replaced the area's background, and at last result in the extraction of Humboldt's different common source: the "red gold" of its forests. Captured the following in over two hundred classic images is the pictorial historical past of this bountiful county and its residents.

As the gold fever pale within the past due 1800s, Humboldt County's fundamental resource of grew to become the lumbering of its monstrous redwoods. Pictured listed below are the boys and machines that felled, transported, and milled the lumber, in addition to pictures of the dependent Victorian mansions of the industry's lumber barons, similar to William Carson. Weaving the heritage of Humboldt County jointly are the tales of its earliest citizens, together with the local American tribes, fevered Gold Rushers, the early chinese language group, railroad employees, shipyard sailors, and industrious farming households, all of whom created the root it flourishes on today.

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