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

Eureka

“I Have Found It”

 
 
Eureka Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, July 6, 2007
1. Eureka Marker
Inscription. Eureka was founded as a town in 1850 and incorporated as a city in 1874. Located on the remote northwestern coast of California, Eureka was the region's major port of entry by water in the 19th century before the construction of good access by land, and rose to historical prominence as the major social, political and economic center of the region. "Eureka" is a Greek expression and a popular mining term meaning "I have found it."
 
Erected 1979 by State Department of Parks and Recreation; Eureka Chapter 101 E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 477.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 48.234′ N, 124° 10.05′ W. Marker is in Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of E Street and Opera Alley, on the right when traveling north on E Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 E Street, Eureka CA 95501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clarke Memorial Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Eureka Business College (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cousins Building
Eureka Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, July 6, 2007
2. Eureka Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Italianate Architecture (within shouting distance of this marker); Needs/Williams Building (within shouting distance of this marker); C.W. Long Building (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Lowenthal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); August Palmtag Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
 
Regarding Eureka. California Historical Landmark
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2018, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Last updated on January 30, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2018, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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