MountainHome Publishing, 2014. Hardcover. Item #322491
400 pages. The first book in the History of Humboldt County People and Places series. Extensively illustrated. Both Sides of the Bluff is a place-based history of the lower Eel and Van Duzen rivers, Table Bluff, and south Humboldt Bay (central Humboldt County, California). In addition to an opening chapter on the area's Indian tribes, 31 separate places are given chapter-length treatment, from Scotia to Fields Landing and from Hydesville to Centerville. *** Over 180 photos and line-art images, drawn from more than a dozen different sources, illustrate a century's worth of significant people, places, and events. A map portfolio provides detailed views of the area's main cultural features. The text includes numerous 'stand alone' stories along with a chronological account of each location. *** More than 2,500 endnotes provide the sources for virtually all the factual statements contained with the book. Author Jerry Rohde is a local historian and consultant who has written several books about the region and its natural history. A new copy.