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Fields Landing in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fields Landing Hotel

 
 
Fields Landing Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 5, 2017
1. Fields Landing Hotel Marker
Inscription. Built in the late 1870's or early 1880's, the Fields Landing Hotel originally was used house rail train passengers bound for Eureka. They then continued on by boat to Eureka. In 1913 the railroad was extended to Eureka. The Fields Landing Hotel was then used to board employees for the various timber, whaling and fishing industries.

In 1936, horses, ropes and blocks were used to move the hotel 13 feet west, to make way for Highway 101 in front.

The hotel during the mid 1900's played a major role in sustaining the life style of Fields Landing. During these years the Fields Landing Hotel had very colorful times. It was even rumored that whiskey was made in the attic during Prohibition. The Fields Landing Hotel had various owners over the years and in 1980 the name was changed to The Whalers Inn.

Dedicated February 12, 2005
by the
Native Sons of the Golden West
Barney NoŽl, Grand President

 
Erected 2005 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 40° 43.496′ N, 124° 12.937′ W. Marker is in Fields Landing, California, in Humboldt
Fields Landing Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 5, 2017
2. Fields Landing Hotel and Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of Fields Landing Drive and Railroad Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Fields Landing Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6690 Fields Landing Drive, Fields Landing CA 95537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harold G Larsen / Vista Point (approx. 1.6 miles away); Humboldt Harbor Historical District (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Humboldt (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sequoia Park Zoo (approx. 5.2 miles away); Eureka Inn (approx. 5.8 miles away); Eureka Free Public Library (approx. 5.8 miles away); First National Bank/Professional Building (1918) (approx. 5.9 miles away); St. Bernard Catholic Church (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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