Letter from Eureka (Humboldt County), California
Letter from Eureka (Humboldt County), California

"Eureka Is on the Fritz"

Letter from Eureka (Humboldt County), California

Notes: Eleanor, a teacher, writes to Harry, a friend or possibly a relative. She writes about planned trips to San Francisco for shopping and about her parents. Then she starts complaining about Eureka:

"Eureka is on the fritz. The lumber industry is nil & Humboldt is dead—Eureka looks deserted & forlorn. It has a pathetic appearance when things are booming, but now—there is no interest in anything. The whole thing is depressing to me. The townspeople seem to accept it all without comment."

A revealing letter, probably from the late 1920s, before the Stock Market crash, when lumber prices were in a slump. A single sheet, 7-1/4 by 12 inches. Written in pen on both sides.

Edition + Condition: Folded for mailing, thus very good.

Publication: Eureka, CA: (n.d. but ca. 1925?).

Item No: #306918

Price: $50