Volume 61, No. 1
THE HUMBOLDT BAY HARBOR DISTRICT: The First Thirty-One Years, 1973–2004 - by Jeremiah R. Scott, Jr.
A first-hand history of the Harbor District’s formation and accomplishments.
18 WHY “HUMBOLDT,” ANYWAY? - HISTORY’S MYSTERIES - by Barry Evans
Why did the captain and pilot of the Laura Virginia name Humboldt Bay after an eighty-one-year-old Prussian naturalist who had never been here?
20 DECKING FROM THE DISASTER: A MEMORIAL TO THE USS MILWAUKEE - THE PRESENCE OF THE PAST - by Jerry Rohde
How a series of command decisions sealed the fate of the navy cruiser, still visible on Samoa
Beach at minus tide.
26 CAPTAIN MARBLE’S MATRIMONIAL MANIA — YOU DIDN’T HEAR IT FROM ME - by Louella Parsnips
Tales of a serial marrier.
32 PISTOL RIVER BAND OF MERRY MEN - by Gilbert Cline
Mistaken identities corrected and much more.
34 THE FASCINATING LIFE OF DORA RASMUSSEN SMITH - by Paul Rasmussen Smith
Dora Rasmussen had many adventures before she married and raised a son - the author’s father.
40 SETH KINMAN, DOC SIMPSON, & THE UR-ELK-HORN CHAIR - by Ann Roberts
America’s first, and perhaps only, Presidential Chair Maker.