Humboldt County Historical Society

The Humboldt Historian

Spring 2017: Volume 66, no. 1

Camp Grant, General Grant, and General Order 100
 Jerry Rohde
Some currents of conscience arise amid an ongoing genocide.

Eureka High School Heavyweight Track Team, 1947
Jeremiah Scott, Jr.
The author follows these athletes from the fields of their youthful prowess into their later lives.

By Women, For Women: Millinery in Humboldt
Suzanne Forsyth
Hats were not only an essential part of a woman's attire, they were a ticket to independence for their makers.

Lou Bonomini: Mr. Baseball of Humboldt County
Maria Bonomini Briggs and Jack Nash
Celebrating the founder of the Humboldt Crabs, one the greatest baseball programs in the country.

Henry Lambert Ford
Karen Campbell Hendricks
In 1887, Henry Lambert Ford became one of the first Native Americans to practice the law.

From Mountains to Military: From Showers Pass to Saipan
Rowetta Stapp Miller
Ellis "Boy" Stapp made only one sojourn far from his home.

In this 1864 painting by Henry Alexander Rogden, General Grant commands the Army of the Potomac in the Battle of the Wilderness in northern Virginia. This was the height of Grant’s soldiering career. Earlier, between 1853 and 1854, he had been stationed at Fort Humboldt. Grant was not impressed by the assignment, finding the native peoples peaceful and camp life dull. Jerry Rohde presents lesser-known details on California’s Indian genocide here in “General Grant, Camp Grant, and General Order No. 100.”
— On the Cover