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June 4, 2022
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 (the deadline is Friday at 5:00 PM) 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, Early Days of Baseball in Humboldt, Historical Society Lecture with Jack Nash (Zoom)

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Learn about baseball teams and local leagues in the early days of ballplaying in Humboldt County. Local historian Jack Nash will give history, details and anecdotes about the game as played in the years 1874 to 1944.

A Look at the Early Days of Baseball in Humboldt County, California

A Humboldt County Historical Society Library Lecture

Presented by Jack Nash

The Ferndale All-Stars, 1902 Baseball Team, with bat boy Muggs Allen,I902 FERNDALE ALL-STARS  -  BACK, George Hansen, R. Grinsell, Charles Robarts, Milton Hegstad, Cilff Brice, Dr. Dinsmore, Walter Boud, Herb Brice, Dave Cohen, and Charles Bartlett, Walter's father.  MIDDLE, Dave Cronin, Ed Mills, Elbert Reynolds, George Haywood, Frank "Biscuits" Lithgro, Jim Bartlett, Walter Simmons, Dan Fletcher, Ferd Hass. FRONT, Muggs Allen, Walter Bartlett, George Brown.

Jack Nash 

is a 5th generation Humboldt County native, and a past president of the Humboldt County Historical Society. Nash attended Marshall and Eureka Junior High, graduating from Eureka High School in 1962.  Nash saw service in the US military from 1967-1970 and later became a partner in the family clothing business, Arthur Johnson's, from 1970 to 1995. You'll find articles by Mr. Nash in the Humboldt Historian if you enjoy the lecture and want to know more.

Now Meeting Via Zoom.  Sign up to get your invitation!

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