Humboldt County Historical Society

Humboldt Historian

Spring 2014: Volume 62, No. 1

The Coeur Family
Jeremiah Scott, Jr.
A history of the Coeur family, including their military service and their three-generation proprietorship of the Freshwater Store.

Family Grocers
Arlene Hartin, Doris Gildesgaard, Hersh Brown, Jeremiah Scott, Jr., Dorothy Klemp Price, Hugh Metcalf, and Rowetta Stapp Miller.
Our readers remember their neighborhood family grocers.

Thomas E. Leavey: The Life and Legacies of a Humboldt County Native Son, Part I
Jim A. Beardsley
Thomas Leavey, founder of Farmers Insurance, grew up on a family dairy farm at West End.

70 Years of Humboldt County Baseball
Scott Gourley
Long live the Humboldt Crabs!

You Didn't Hear it from Me: Madman or Villain?
Louella Parsnips
Matrimonial malfeasance strikes again. 

The Fitzgerald Family at Kneeland, 1867-1919
Kay McMullen
The Fitzgeralds raised two generations of children on their Kneeland farm.

History's Mysteries: When the Mad River Flowed into Arcata Bay
Barry Evans
Attempting to change the course of a river: the Mad River Canal.

The Thompson & Ferguson calendar appears courtesy of Arlene Hartin, who found it some years ago at one of the local antique shops. The 1904 Eureka Directory shows Thompson & Ferguson at the southeast corner of 5th and F Streets, now the site of the Professional Building. The 1905 Directory listing is as follows: “Thompson, Ferguson & Co. (Inc.), O.W. Lord, Pres.; W. G. Dodge, Vice Pres.; F. E. Ferguson, sec. and manager, groceries and provisions, 5th and F.”
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