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October 1, 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 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, Eureka’s South Park Neighborhood & Racetrack 1860s-1910s (Zoom)

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Local historian and Historical Society Board Member Michael Berry presents today's lecture on the history of Eureka's South Park Addition. The South Park neighborhood is located in the southwest corner of Eureka, and in its early days included a racetrack and baseball field. Berry is a long time local, born in Eureka and known for his meticulous and in-depth research.

Eureka’s Historic South Park Neighborhood & Racetrack

1860s – 1910s 

Detail of 1902 illustrated map showing part of South Park race course.(Above) Detail of illustrated 1901 map of Eureka, showing  a corner of the race course. 

1915 Map of Clark's South Park Addition

(above)  1915 Map of Clark's South Park Addition, bounded by Whipple, Broadway, Murray, and Rail Road Avenue.

Future Humboldt County Historical Society Library Lecture Dates

November 5

Oral Histories of Southern Humboldt, with Jamie Roscoe

December 3

Historical Preservation in Eureka, with Chuck Petty

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

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, there are a few useful videos created by the HSU Library to help you out:

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