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

Samoa Cookhouse Circa 1893

 
 
Samoa Cookhouse Circa 1893 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 28, 2013
1. Samoa Cookhouse Circa 1893 Marker
Inscription. This is the last lumber camp style cookhouse in operation in North America. This cookhouse was originally opened as part of Samoa, one of the last company owned towns in the United States, established by the Vance Lumber Company. The original building is the four left-most dormer windows. The major additions were made to house the kitchen staff. Meals have been served here continuously for over 105 years. Only employees were served here until the late 1960's when it was opened to the public by Johnny Fillman.

Dedicated
February 13, 1999
By
Native Sons of the Golden West
Richard A. Hoffman, President

 
Erected 1999 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° 49.182′ N, 124° 10.911′ W. Marker is in Samoa, California, in Humboldt County. Marker can be reached from Vance Avenue west of Cookhouse Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 908 Vance Avenue, Samoa CA 95564, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum (within shouting distance
Samoa Cookhouse Circa 1893 Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 28, 2013
2. Samoa Cookhouse Circa 1893 Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here just to the right of the door.
of this marker); Indian/Gunther Island Site 67 (Tolowot) (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eagle House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Buhne General Store (approx. 1.3 miles away); The former Fairwind (approx. 1.3 miles away); E. Janssen Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Weaver Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Metropole Hotel (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to the Historic Samoa Cookhouse. The Cookhouse history. (Submitted on May 11, 2013.) 
 
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Samoa Cookhouse - Interior - Dining Room image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 28, 2013
3. Samoa Cookhouse - Interior - Dining Room
Samoa Cookhouse - Interior - Logging Museum image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 28, 2013
4. Samoa Cookhouse - Interior - Logging Museum
Samoa Cookhouse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 28, 2013
5. Samoa Cookhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on May 19, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 11, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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