Humboldt County Historical Society

Humboldt Historian

Summer 2016

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Volume 64, No. 2

10 - SKIING HORSE MOUNTAIN- by Deborah Baskette

The golden era of skiing on Horse Mountain, as recalled by its ardent participants.

22 - MY DEAR FATHER - Introduced by Ann Roberts

Young Joe Shaw writes home to his father with details of his journey from Ferndale to Virginia City in 1871.

24 - SUSIE VAN KIRK & LUCILLE VINYARD - by Kevin L. Hoover

Remembering two remarkable preservationists & activists.

26 - FEEDING THE HUNGRIEST HUMBOLDTERS - by Jerry Rohde and Jim Timmons

Hammond Lumber Company’s Essex Ranch and the Timmons family.

34 - EDDIE KEARSE OF THE YANKEES & CRABS - by Mike Kearse

The author remembers his father, Eddie Kearse, whose baseball career was interrupted by World War II.

36 - ON THE CALIFORNIA TRAIL IN 1849 WITH DR. JONATHAN CLARK - by Marvin Shepherd

Dr. Jonathan Clark’s trip by wagon train from Iowa to California is told through excerpts from his recently recovered diaries.


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