Summer Job, 1943
At age sixteen Harriet Willard got her first pair of denim pants and a job at Chicago Bridge and Iron.
Brock Creek Ranch
Naida Olsen Gipson
It may have been the Depression, but what could have been better than these summer days at Brock Creek Ranch?
Irene Junell Knudsen’s Beloved Humboldt
A bright girl with few material assets in turn-of-the-century Eureka is determined to gain an education and a career.
Memories of a Whaling Plant Union Member
Noel Harris, with Lisa Coleman
The former union secretary takes us back to the first days and decisions in the establishment of the Fields Landing Whaling Station, 1940.
To Sea on the Lynn Ann Whaler
Shirley South Shoup, as told to Pat Dunham
Twelve-year-old Shirley accepts a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to go to sea on a whaling expedition.
A Life’s Work in Humboldt: Highlights from an Oral History Interview with Jesse Sanders, Part II
A look back at Jesse’s life as a saw-filer, husband, and father.