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September 11, 2021
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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These popular Humboldt County Historical Society Lectures happen monthly, via Zoom. Sign up ahead of time to get your Zoom invitation and be ready to go on Saturday!
Free, sponsored by the Humboldt County Historical Society.
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2:30 PM, Historical Society Lecture, Albert Etter & Apples of Humboldt County (Zoom)

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Tom Hart recounts the accomplishments of pioneer Humboldt County orchardist Albert Felix Etter. Etter was one of the most talented plant breeders of the early 20th century and bred new varieties of fruits, nuts and grains. Today’s talk centers on Etter’s apple breeding program, headquartered out of his Lost Coast homestead, and his legacy as it pertains to apples and the cider world.

 Humboldt County Historical Society Library Lectures

 First Saturday of Every Month

Etter and his Seedling-of-Surprise

Albert Etter & his 'Seedling of Surprise' Apple

 September 11, 2021   

Albert Etter & Apples of Humboldt County, with Tom Hart

Tom Hart, today's presenter, is co-owner of Humboldt County Cider Company. He lives among the redwoods with his wife Leigh, one year old Carson and their two dogs. Tom enjoys exploring abandoned homestead orchards throughout the California Coastal Range and collecting scionwood for his tree repository. He is proud to say that young Carson’s first solid food was an Ettersberg pear and his first camping trip was to the Albert Etter homestead this past summer.

October 2         The History of Bridgeville, with Jessie Wheeler

November 6     A Life in History, with Ray Raphael

December 4     Humboldt County Lighthouses, with Julie Clarke

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