Once upon a time in Arcata
In 1948, lumber mills still dotted the landscape of Humboldt County. Here’s an aerial shot looking south toward north Arcata with Six Rivers Brewery noted in the bottom left.
The photo was taken by Merle Shuster, whose aerial photography of Humboldt County’s post WWII landscapes show how much — and how quickly — the landscape can change.
UPDATE: Search for more photos at HSU’s Humboldt Room Photograph Collections.