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The HUM: Of Bret and The Basement

The HUM: Of Bret and The Basement

A long, long time ago, a young writer named Francis Brett Hart, better known as Bret Harte, was early in his career, working for the Northern Californian, a newspaper in Arcata, then known as Uniontown.  As the story goes, Bret was run out of town, perhaps on a rail, for writing an editorial decrying the wanton

Island living beckons – close to town, way off grid on Humboldt Bay

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union INDIAN ISLAND – It’s closer to Eureka than Arcata, or even Manila, yet totally remote. It’s secluded, but open to stunning views of Eureka’s postcardy waterfront. It’s private and exclusive, but without walls or gates. Though occupied since at least 900 A.D., it’s not widely known as a residential