Humboldt County Historical Society

The Humboldt Historian

Our Quarterly Magazine

Fall 2018: Available September 1



Layers of Coercion: Japanese-American Draft Resisters Interned During the Second World War

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"We are a nation of immigrants .. No man or woman can honestly give the pledge of allegiance if there is reserved an intolerance as to a fellow citizen's color or creed." - Judge Goodman, 1946

Masaaki Kuwabara (right) was exonerated by Judge Goodman in Eureka.

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Cleaning Humboldt: Bertain's Laundry, 1906-1992
James Pegolotti
The Bertains find a home and a purpose in Humboldt County.

Arrival of the 5th Larson Offspring
Vivian Larson Ziegler
The Larson family had seemed complete with two girls and two boys, but it wasn't quite.

Layers of Coercion: Interned Japanese American Draft Resisters in WWII
Jack Bareilles
After being imprisoned in concentration camps by their own government, young Japanese-American men were drafted. Some resisted and were put on trial. One of those trials took place in Eureka.

Growing Up in Beatrice
Oscar J. Johanson
Making a home, running a shingle mill, and keeping school open in a small immigrant community.

Restoration of Historic St. Bernard Church
Mark Matteoli
In the wake of tragedy, St. Bernard parishioners pull together to complete a major restoration.

"With This Rolling Pin, I Claim My Destiny," and The Point of Jell-O Salad
Isabelle and Elsa du Moulin
Welcome to Thanksgiving on Humboldt Hill.