Humboldt County Historical Society

Humboldt Historian

Fall 2012: Volume 60, No. 3

Assumption School, 1893-1968
James Pegolotti
A history of the school and its place in the Ferndale community, enlivened by many colorful student recollections.

The Presence of Past: "Doctor Nurse"
Jerry Rohde
Woodland wordplay.

A Tragedy in Fortuna
Dr. Alex Service
Leo Gallagher's untimely death led to a fourteen-year cessation of football at Fortuna High.

Feisty Falks: The Third Generation
Ricks L. Falk
More on the spirited Falk men, and reminiscences of life in a sim pler, even idyllic era.

You Didn't Hear it from Me: Visitations of the Night Walker
Louella Parsnips
Every few nights in Eureka, the dwelling of some honest citizen was infiltrated by the Night Walker.

Bill Prentice and University of Santa Clara Football
Jeremiah Scott, Jr.
A former Eureka High athlete & college football star recalls highlights from his college seasons.

The Sinking of the Yacht Flamingo
Mary Ann Machi
Heroes of Shelter Cove.

This handsome lad first appeared on the program for the Eureka-Del Norte football game of October 3, 1947. The program is one of several hundred unique items in the Historical Society collections of Humboldt County ephemera, an archival category which includes transient everyday items printed or manufactured for a specific limited use, from dance cards to stock certificates—things which people often throw away, but may also save as keepsakes. The Eureka High coach at the time of the featured football game was the well-known Jay Willard, who coached football, basketball, baseball, and track at Eureka High from 1927 until his retirement in 1963. The assistant coach was Joe Moore, and Eureka’s starting line-up for the game was as follows: 28 Gene Goselin LE; 52 Jim Dilling LT; 34 Frank Lockhart LG; 53 Norm Robertson C; 29 Gene Dillishaw RG; 50 John Hiscox RT; 54 Fred Yost RE; 25 Art Burger QB; 27 Dale Craig RH; 37 Les Ivancich LH; 51 Francis Chase FB.
— On The Cover