Arcata

Arcata Arcata a bright jewel surrounded by the redwood forested hills of northern Humboldt Bay was once the territory of the Wiyot Indians The tribe only barely survived massacres and relocation after a to

  • Title: Arcata
  • Author: Jessie Faulkner Humboldt County Historical Society
  • ISBN: 9780738529066
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback
  • Arcata, a bright jewel surrounded by the redwood forested hills of northern Humboldt Bay, was once the territory of the Wiyot Indians The tribe only barely survived massacres and relocation after a town was founded there in 1850, a supply point for gold seekers at nearby mines That town soon evolved into a center for a thriving lumber industry that fed sawmills and a barArcata, a bright jewel surrounded by the redwood forested hills of northern Humboldt Bay, was once the territory of the Wiyot Indians The tribe only barely survived massacres and relocation after a town was founded there in 1850, a supply point for gold seekers at nearby mines That town soon evolved into a center for a thriving lumber industry that fed sawmills and a barrel factory, and dairies that prospered on the pastoral Arcata Bottom Home to Humboldt State University and the much loved Humboldt Crabs baseball team, Arcata is attracting new businesses, industries, and national attention for its innovative Arcata Marsh public works project.

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    1. This is a photo album of the city of Arcata, California. The photos are arranged by subject matter, not by chronology. They date from as far back as the 1850s. Some are undated. One is dated incorrectly (page 17). A few are recent. The captions could be worded more clearly. Some don’t make much sense (pages 85 and 121). There is an erratum on page 19. This book needs editing. But it is the pictures that make the book, and they don’t lie. They are slices of the past, of an uncrowded world of [...]

    2. What this book needed was more narrative. What it is a collection of captioned historical photographs--which may be fine for local citizens of Arcata and its associated history buffs, but for anyone else, the photos lack context. I myself will be visiting the area soon and was hoping the book would give me an outline of its history and background, but I'll have to look elsewhere for that. Once I visit Arcata, I may find the book more relevant as I will then be able to use it to make a "then vs. [...]

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