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1. Coy, The Humboldt Bay Region, p. 44; Quest for Qual-a-wa-loo, pp. 159-160.

2. Alta California, Feb. 22, 1850.

3. Frances T. McBeth, Lower Klamath Country (Berkeley, 1950), pp. 12-13.


5. Ibid., p. 143.

6. Alta California, April 1, 1850; Quest for Qual-a-wa-loo, pp. 159-160, 164.

7. Charles A. Murdock, A Backward Glance at Eighty: Recollections & Comment (San Francisco, 1921), pp. 36-37; John Daggett, "Reminiscences of a Pioneer," MSS, California State Library. The wreckage of Paragon could be seen for many years on the beach near Point St. George, and for many years the roadstead was known as Paragon Bay.

8. Daggett, "Reminiscences of a Pioneer."

9. Elliot, History of Humboldt County, p. 97.

10. Ibid.

11. Hittel, "The Story of an Unfortunate City," Overland Monthly, 1, 143.

12. Ibid.; McBeth, Lower Klamath Country, p. 15.

13. Hittell, "The Story of an Unfortunate City," Overland Monthly, 1, 143.

14. Ibid., p. 164.

15. The Pacific Daily News, Oct. 16, 1850.

16. Ibid., Jan. 7, 1851.

17. Ibid., Jan. 17, 1851. Before Tarquin broke up in the pounding surf, several Yurok waded out to assist those aboard. The survivors were able to send a line ashore, which the Indians made fast to the rocks, and the crew and passengers were landed through the breakers, just before the ship broke up. McBeth, Lower Klamath Country, p. 19.

18. Pacific Daily News, Jan. 17, 1851.

19. Hittell, "The Story of an Unfortunate City," Overland Monthly, 1, 144; D. L. Thornbury, California Redwood Wonderland of Humboldt County (San Francisco, 1923), p. 160; Anthony J. Bledsoe, History of Del Norte County, California, with a Business Directory and Traveler's Guide (Eureka, 1881), pp. 10-11.

20. Bledsoe, History of Del Norte, p. 21.

21. Ibid., pp. 21-22.

22. Ibid.

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