Humboldt County Historical Society

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All profits from bookstore sales support our non-profit organization. Purchasing a book about Humboldt County History, gifts, or ephemeral items from our bookstore is a great way to support the work we do!

Back issues of the Humboldt Historian are available for purchase in the bookstore or by phone order. Due to the wide variation in shipping and handling costs, issues cannot be purchased online. Please call (707) 445-4342, Wednesday through Friday, 12:30-6:30 PM to place your order. Bulk discounts are available!

Logging Railroads of Humboldt & Mendocino Counties

Logging Railroads of Humboldt & Mendocino Counties

from 19.79

By Katy M. Tahja. "A century ago, Humboldt and Mendocino Counties had more than 40 railroads bringing logs out of the forest to mills at the water's edge. Redwood and tan oak bark were the two products moved by rail, and very little else was hauled other than lumberjakcs and an occasional picnic excursion for logger's families. Economic depressions and the advent of trucking saw railroads vanish like a puff of steam from the landscape." Member Price: $19.79

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