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Fort Humboldt Journey1424 views
We're Number One!1197 viewsIn 1856 there were nine mills on Humboldt Bay and they were producing more lumber than anyplace else on the coast. Eureka soon had the most "extensive lumber district in the state" according to a state report. Loggers and lumbermen were a creative bunch as evidenced by the numerous inventions locally that advanced logging technology. One such local inventor was John Dolbeer of the Dolbeer and Carson Lumber Company. His adaptation and patent of the steam donkey revolutionized logging on the entire west coast and beyond. His first donkey was patented in April 1882 and an "improved logging machine," the vertical spool donkey, in December of 1883. He also patented a logging locomotive at the same time. Fort Humboldt's Elk River & Lumber Co. No. 1 is a Dolbeer locomotive as is Bear Harbor No. 1. They are the only two that still exist.
NWP Train at South Bay (Fields Landing), 19111274 viewsJohn Vance and Wallace Fields got into a snit and that's why there were two town names for a while.
Train Wreck1465 views
Southern Pacific's "Daylight"1183 viewsThe "Daylight," Southern Pacific's new streamline train, which makes a daily dawn-to-dusk flight between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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Logging Conference1281 views
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Logging Conference1221 views
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Logging Conference1247 views
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