Saturday, December 7, at 1:00 p.m. - Humboldt County Historical
Society Lecture Series.
NWP Railroad: Eureka to
Presented by Susan O'Hara, Alexandra Service, and the Fortuna Depot
The year 2014 marks the centennial of the completion
of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Join us to hear Susan O'Hara and
Alexandra Service talk about their timely new book, Northwestern Pacific
Railroad: Eureka to Willits. They will bring copies and autograph their work.
The six-year engineering effort to connect rail lines from San Francisco, which
ended at Sherwood, near Willits, with the early lumber company railroads around
Humboldt Bay reached its completion when rail lines from the south and from the
north finally met at Cain Rock in October 1914. The Golden Spike celebration at
Cain Rock is depicted on the book's cover. Sometimes these popular lecture
programs do fill up, but tickets (free) are available at the door beginning at
noon on the day of the program, so come early to assure your seat. If the
program over-fills, it is usually possible to hold a second program at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday,
January 1, LIBRARY CLOSED for the holidays.
days before and after each holiday, the library will be
OPEN on the normal schedule.
information about Library Programs:
All library events are free and open to the public.
Unless otherwise noted, all the library events
above will take place in Eureka's Main
Library meeting room on the first floor, opening off the lobby. It's the
door to your left as you enter the building.
Library's programs and services are intended to be accessible to people with
disabilities. Please call if you have specific questions about access, and
know if you require assistance.
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