The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt, 2022. Hardcover. Item #317434
366 pages. A history of southeast Humboldt County, California, covering the years from 1850 to 1964, illustrated with over 175 full-color historical photographs and maps. Includes stories about the sheep ranchers who gambled and drank their days away in Blocksburg, the rescue party that took “High Rock” Gordon across the snowy wastes of Showers Pass, and the shootout on the Bridgeville bridge. With accounts of the governors from Michigan, who collected redwoods on the Van Duzen; the “second largest city in Humboldt County,” whose businesses failed to fill a single street; and the navy that removed the pepperwoods from Pepperwood. From Iaqua to Harris, from Carlotta to Dinsmore, this historic work covers the 28 towns and places that make up this remote corner of the country. A new copy.