Humboldt County Historical Society

The Humboldt Historian

Our Quarterly Magazine

Summer 2019: Available June 1


Mercantile Brewing in Humboldt County

In 1987, former pro football player Mario Celotto opened the Humboldt Brewery in Arcata. It was Humboldt County’s first brewery in nearly five decades. Celotto borrowed the name from a brewery built in Eureka more than a hundred and twenty years earlier. Both enterprises changed hands a number of times and brewed in multiple locations. Relocation was so common in nineteenth century Eureka that thirteen brewing facilities were constructed, possibly more. Humboldt County’s early breweries were limited to Eureka and Arcata, but today they range from McKinleyville and Blue Lake to Scotia and Shelter Cove.

Left: Humboldt Brewing Company, circa 1910s

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Jerry Rhode
Life in the land of the largest redwoods—from forest to farm.

Mercantile Brewing in Humboldt County
Micheal Berry
A history of beer brands and breweries in Humboldt County from 1854 to the present day.

My Friend Joe
Betty Larraine East Spivey
Remembering a good friend, when a good friend was needed.

The Rutledge Brothers in WWI, Part 1
Gene Rutledge, with an introduction by Barbara Canepa Saul
Three of four Rutledge brothers were drafted during World War I. Gene Rutledge kept a diary of his experiences.

George W, Hopkins’ Last Hope 
Janet A. Hopkins
Near ruin, George W. Hopkins seeks a fresh start in Arcata.

The Little Gray Mare of Fickle Hill and Other Tales
Suzanne Forsyth
We are invited to pay a visit to the Carroll family on Fickle Hill with our guides Hap Waters and Vivian Ziegler.

Past and current issues of the Humboldt Historian are available through our bookstore in Eureka. Current Issues are also available locally at Northtown Books and Wildberries Marketplace in Arcata.