History Basic Data
XI. OTHER INDUSTRIES (continued)
1. Bledsoe, History of Del Norte County, p.
66. The mine was eight miles from Crescent City, and 500 feet above the
2. Ibid., pp. 66-67.
3. Ibid., p. 69.
4. Ibid., pp. 140-141. Miners' wages were from $75 to
$100 per month and board; freight from the mines to Crescent City over
the plank road, $10 per ton; and transportation from there to San
Francisco $13.50 per ton.
5. Ibid., p. 141.
6. Bledsoe, History of Del Norte County, pp.
7. Ibid., p. 138.
8. Jenkins, Del Norte County As It Is, pp.
9. Ibid., p. 66.
10. Ibid., pp. 68-69. Hiram Rice had been born in
Pennsylvania in 1829, and had moved to Del Norte County in the late
1860s, settling on Mill Creek. Great Resister of Del Norte County
11. Personal Interview, Eva McNamara & O. Endert
with Fred E. Hearth, (seasonal naturalist at Jed Smith State Park),
1960. Nickerson was born in Maine in 1843. Great Register of Del
Norte County (1879).
12. Bledsoe, History of Del Norte County, p.
13. McBeth, Lower Klamath Country, pp.
14. Del Norte Record, Aug. 27, 1881.
15. McBeth, Lower Klamath Country, p. 42.
16. Ibid., pp. 49-50.
17. Ibid., p. 50.
18. Scotten, Del Norte County, California,
pp. 18-19. Besides the cannery, there was at Requa a postoffice,
Hammond's General Store, the Requa House and Stable, a blacksmith shop
two taverns, and the ferry. Requa could be reached from Crescent City by
Frank Bosch's "popular stage line." In 1909 the telephone line
connecting Requa with Crescent City was completed. The cannery owned by
the Klamath Packing & Trading Co. was destroyed by flood waters in
the winter of 1949-50. At this time, however, it had been closed for a
number of years.
19. Del Norte Triplicate, Centennial Edition
(1954), p. 5-C.
20. Ibid.; McBeth, Lower Klamath Country, p.
21. Del Norte Triplicate, Centennial Edition
(1954), p. 5-C.
22. Jenkins, Del Norte County As It Is, pp.
42-43. Alexander, a native of Kentucky, was a Del Norte pioneer. He was
living on this farm as early as 1869. Great Register of Del Norte
23. Jenkins, Del Norte County As It Is, p.
43. The Griffin farm was located in the north one-half of Section 2,
Township 16 North, Range 1 West.
24. Del Norte Triplicate, May 7, 14 & 28,
1959. The bridge carrying U.S. 101 across Wilson Creek and dedicated
October 20, 1957, is named in honor of Louis DeMartin.
25. McBeth, Lower Klamath County, p. 53;
Great Register of Del Norte County (1894); Personal Interview,
Chaffey with Bearss, April 26, 1969.
26. Humboldt County, California, The Land of
Unrivaled Undeveloped Natural Resources, pp. 23-26.
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