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January 6, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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This popular lecture series is held on the first Saturday of every month, except for July, August, and February. The Humboldt County Historical Society presents these public lectures as a way to further understanding and appreciation of our varied and interesting local history, its peoples. places, and events. Visit their website to find out more. Sometimes these lecture programs fill up, but tickets (free) are available at the door beginning at noon on the day of the program.
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Free, sponsored by the Humboldt County Historical Society.
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1:00 p.m., Eureka Library, Historical Lecture, the Mattole Valley

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Join Laura Cooskey for a history of the Mattole Valley in pictures. An array of historical photos show the promise and the disappointments of the Mattole Valley to settlers, visitors, and entrepreneurs. The valley is a land of extremes, with extraordinary beauty on one side and fickle natural forces on the other. And there are the people, spiritual or nature-loving idealists seeking peace and a place to build a heaven on Earth, along with seekers of worldly wealth, ready to exploit the resources for money and prestige. See photos depicting all these, and their economic and cultural endeavors through the years.

Tiny human figures stand amid majestic trees by a rail fence, photo by Burgess.
A History in Pictures by Laura Cooskey