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Settlers Begin To Transform The Landscape

This is the fourth of a series on the history of Arcata, excerpted from a 137 page report prepared by Guerra & McBane, LLC, for the City of Arcata, Department of Planning and Community Development. The title of the report is City of Arcata, Historic Context Statement dated March 2012. Those individuals and organizations that assisted in the preparation of this report include: Suzanne Guerra, Susie Van Kirk, Joan Berman and Edie Butler of the HSU Library Humboldt Room, Historical Sites Society of Arcata, Susan Doniger, Alex Stillman, Humboldt County Historical Society, staff of the City of Arcata Department of Planning and Community Development.

The Gold Rush Eased Into The Settlement Era

This is the third of a series on the history of Arcata, excerpted from a 137-page report prepared by Guerra & McBane, LLC, for the City of Arcata, Department of Planning and Community Development. The title of the report is City of Arcata, Historic Context Statement dated March, 2012.

1850 Was A Huge Turning Point In Arcata History

The year 1850 was a politically transformative point in California history. After the 1848 American War with Mexico, the California Territory petitioned to become a state within the U.S. In 1850, statehood was granted, with the provision that it remained a free state. Above the Mexican outpost of Sonoma, little effort had been made to bring the region under Mexican control, unlike Southern California which had been first colonized beginning in 1769. With Americanization of the entire territory of California in 1850, European Americans began to establish their political influence in the Humboldt Bay region.

Historical Society looks at its own history

Join three past and current presidents of the Humboldt County Historical Society as they present a brief history of the Society itself at the Humboldt County Historical Society program meeting on Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m., in the first-floor conference room of the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third Street, Eureka. Admission is free and

Local aviation history explored

Aviation expert and author Marc Matteoli presents “North Coast Aviators and the History of Aviation” at the Humboldt County Historical Society program meeting on Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m., in the first-floor conference room of the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third Street, Eureka. Admission is free and everyone is invited. In this exciting presentation,

Matina Kilkenny: Palmquist's Humboldt History Archive – His To Sell And Ours To Lose – March 21, 2012

Perhaps, had we been offered the opportunity, the combined efforts of the Humboldt Area Foundation, Morris Graves, HSU, the Clarke, the Historical Society and other historical and cultural organizations, along with interested individuals from Humboldt County and elsewhere around the state, could have pulled together the creation of a new space and the funding to store, display and curate Peter’s life work right here, in his own backyard.

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