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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, c. 1873

One Room Schoolhouse

One Room Schoolhouse

Pepperwood School in Pepperwood, Humboldt County, California. Pre turn of century? Photo by Freeman Art Co.

Humboldt Bay

Humboldt Bay

The Alta ferry on Humboldt Bay in California ran between Arcata and Eureka and was owned by the railroad. Taken around turn of century. Photographer unknown.

Logging: 1904

Logging: 1904

Logging crew at minor mill cook house in Glendale, Humboldt County, California. 1904 photo by Seely Bros.

Logging

Logging

Minor mill on Warren Creek by Arcata, California. Mack is the engineer, taken mid 1880s. Photographer unknown

When men were men & moose were dead

When men were men & moose were dead

Taken by my grandfather John Wedmark in Duluth, Minnesota, about 1910.

Howard Gunn Butcher, 1912

Howard Gunn Butcher, 1912

Howard Gunn Butcher was my paternal great-grandfather. On his knee is my father, Joseph H. Manning (right), and Helen DeWiggins (left), my father's first cousin. The photo was taken in Kansas. Mr. Butcher was born in Indiana in 1855, and died in Iowa in 1915.

Mystery Photo of a Class

Mystery Photo of a Class

Found this photo at a tag sale and bought and scanned it. It appears to be very early 1900s.

 
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