Humboldt County Historical Society


Scotia & Rio Dell

Scotia & Rio Dell


By James Garrison. On the banks of the Eel River, amongst towering redwood forests, lie the towns of Scotia and Rio Dell. Their histories inseparably intertwined, these two towns formed a large community supporting the needs of local settlers and industry. Where Scotia was orderly and tightly controlled by Pacific Lumber company management, Rio Dell developed a reputation for its remote setting, rowdy lumbermen, and bootlegged whiskey. Member Price: $19.79

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