Humboldt County Historical Society

Humboldt Historian

Winter 2013: Volume 61, No. 4

Where is Sherwood?
Robert Palmrose
A history of the Overland Stage Auto Company- the machines, the drivers, the routes, and the big new thing that put it out of business.

History's Mysteries: The Loleta Tunnel
Barry Evans
Lumber barons tackle a geographical challenge.

Eureka High School's Football Team, Fall 1946
Jeremiah Scott, Jr.
A team well-remembered by our readers.

The Strapp Family Journey to Humboldt County
Rowetta Faye Stapp Miller
Adventures with the remarkable traveling Stapp family.

A Mystery Solved
Tom Georgeson
Family photographs from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.

A Japanese Ambassador's Visit, 1930
William McClure, with Ruth McClure
The Japanese Ambassador is threatened.

You Didn't Hear it from Me: Bloomin' Bicycles
Louella Parsnips
The Gay Nineties and the great bicycle craze.

This 1914 painting by C. T. Wilson is one of a pair hanging in the atrium of the Humboldt County Courthouse. Another C. T. Wilson painting is featured on the cover of the Fall 2009 Historian. A skilled marketer, Wilson arranged to have his paintings appear on calendars nationwide, enabling many people all over the country to see images of North Coast redwoods in color for the first time.
— On the Cover