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Firemens Muster in Fortuna455 views
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Smoke Eater1092 views
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Our Unsung Heroes1221 views
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Anybody Know Where the keys Are?715 viewsAm I getting older, or are the firemen getting younger?
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Flags and Ferndale Fire's Finest898 views2004 Fireman's State Muster in Rohner Park.
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A Busy Day in Fortuna!1736 viewsIt's probably the Fourth of July Parade in 1911, and everyone would be dressed up in their Sunday best. The downtown area would be decorated with flags, bunting and redwood trees. The parade would start at the railroad depot promptly after the arrival of the southbound train and would wend its way to the eastern edge of the City. This photo was taken from the porch roof of the Star Hotel, looking east. The ladies are crossing Main street at the 11th Street intersection.
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Downtown Parade1096 viewsThis is Main Street at the 10th Street intersection in the early 1900's. There was really no landscaping in front of the Lane House (the building where Taco Loco is today), those are small freshly-cut redwood trees brought in from the woods just for the occasion. If you look closely at the ones in front of the Friedenbach Brothers store you'll see they are nailed to the sidewalk. That big two-story building on the right was the grade school at the corner of Main and 8th Streets.
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Patrick's Point3112 views
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Patrick's Point 19952972 viewsViggo Andersen most likely had no idea he'd soon make history in America when he left his family's home in Germany following World War I -- but he did just that as the first ranger/caretaker of Patrick's Point State Park north of Trinidad.
The decision to leave his home wasn't an easy one, but ... continued here
photo by Bob von Normann
     
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