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

Humboldt Harbor Historical District

 
 
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By Karen Key, May 28, 2007
1. Humboldt Harbor Historical District Marker
Inscription. Captain Jonathan Winship made the first recorded entry into Humboldt Bay by sea in June 1806. Encountered in 1849 by Josiah Gregg’s party. New word of its existence reached San Francisco. By 1850 the Laura Virginia Association had founded Humboldt City, Union (Arcata), Bucksport, and Eureka. In subsequent years the bay became a major north coast lumber port and shipbuilding center.

California registered Historical Landmark No. 882

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Humboldt County Historical Society.
April 10, 1976

 
Erected 1976 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Humboldt County Historical Society. (Marker Number 882.)
 
Location. 40° 44.69′ N, 124° 11.952′ W. Marker is near Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Highway 101 and S Broadway Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. At a freeway rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Eureka CA 95501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harold G Larsen / Vista Point (a few steps from this marker); Fields Landing Hotel
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By Karen Key, May 28, 2007
2. Humboldt Harbor Historical District Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Humboldt (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sequoia Park Zoo (approx. 3.6 miles away); Eureka Inn (approx. 4.2 miles away); Eureka Free Public Library (approx. 4.2 miles away); First National Bank/Professional Building (1918) (approx. 4.3 miles away); St. Bernard Catholic Church (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
 
Also see . . .
1. Humboldt County History Chapter 3: The Discovery of Humboldt Bay. (Submitted on July 4, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Humboldt County History Chapter 4: Land Discovery of Humboldt Bay. (Submitted on July 4, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Why the Lost Coast is Lost By Ben Kessler. (Submitted on July 4, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
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By Karen Key, May 28, 2007
3. Humboldt Harbor Historical District Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,160 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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