Humboldt County Historical Society

The Humboldt Historian

Summer 2018: Volume 66, No. 2

We open this Historian with an article and photo journal of a project now underway in the Hoopa Valley: the restoration of the adobe structure that once housed military officers stationed at Fort Gaston. The Hoopa Valley Historical Alliance is working to transform the structure into an interpretive center, and, as such, a place of healing. Their story and efforts are described here by HCHS research assistant Morgan Harvey. This photograph of the Hoopa Valley Adobe was taken by the author.
— On the Cover

Restoring the Hoopa Valley Adobe
Morgan Rhea Harvey
Humboldt County Historical Society research assistant explores how one Humboldt community has chosen to reclaim a symbol of historic oppression. 

The Story of Two Soldiers
Lester M. Cook
The author’s father, George Cook, left a diary of his WWI experiences, which happened to parallel those of Karl Nilsen, whose story appeared in the Fall 2017 Humboldt Historian.

Antone Louis Pegolotti, 1924-2018
James Pegolotti
Remembering a brother’s endearing gruffness and other uniquely loveable qualities.

A Free Year of Forest Bathing
Suzanne Forsyth
Celebrating one hundred years of Save the Redwoods League, and looking ahead to the next one hundred years of preservation.

The Ray Brothers, the Kinsey Family, and Boy Scout Troop no. 54
Jeremiah Scott, Jr.
A history of honor and tradition endures on the East Branch Eel.

Stuart Jackson Titlow: Arcata Postmaster, 1933-1941
Robert T. Titlow
The surprisingly tricky path to postmaster in 1930s Arcata.

Aunt Prim’s Homestead Ingenuity
Rowetta Stapp Miller
Prim Burke's strength and independence have carried her through adventures and heartache.