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

Our Centennial

1852 August 25, 1952

 
 
Our Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
1. Our Centennial Marker
Inscription.
In this approximate area the seed of settlement to become Ferndale was planted by Seth Lewis Shaw.

Ferndale’s Original Residents
S.L. Shaw ­ S.W. Shaw ­ Uri Williams ­ Tom Dix ­ H.S. Waterman ­ Cutler Hatch ­ Joseph Russ ­ Wm. Shipton ­ Geo. Hill ­ Slaughter Robinson ­ Seth Kinman ­ Willard Allen

 
Erected 1952.
 
Location. 40° 34.578′ N, 124° 15.859′ W. Marker is in Ferndale, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (California Route 211) and 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ferndale CA 95536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ferndale Palace Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Ferndale Meat Market (a few steps from this marker); "Poppa Joe's" (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Ivanhoe (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackburn Law Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Victorian Inn" (about 300 feet away); "The Danish Hall" (about 300 feet away); Danish Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ferndale.
 
Also see . . .
Our Centennial Monument image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
2. Our Centennial Monument

1. The Victorian Village of Ferndale. Nestled between the two redwood forests in a thriving dairy community, you may discover Northern California's best-kept secret, The Victorian Village of Ferndale. (Submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

2. The Ferndale Museum Main Street Walk. (Submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
3. National Register of Historic Places in Humboldt County. The Victorian downtown of Ferndale is registered as NRHP #93001461, Ferndale Main Street Historic District. (Submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
In Remembrance image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
3. In Remembrance
Frank N. Rasmussen
Frank G. Williams
Dedicated may 30, 1953
City of Ferndale
In Recognition of Viola Russ McBride image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 8, 2014
4. In Recognition of Viola Russ McBride
Whose vision inspired the preservation of the Victorian Village of Ferndale.

This plaque is to the left of the Centennial marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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