The Northwestern California Forest Communities Collection includes photographs, maps, and architectural and design drawings selected from several Humboldt State University Library collections for this project. Images were chosen to illustrate the broad range of people and activities typically associated with the early timber industry in Humboldt County. The company towns of Crannell (Little River Redwood Company) and Samoa (Vance Redwood Lumber Company and Hammond Lumber Company) are especially well documented. Promotional materials are included as well as residential, industrial and mechanical design drawings and infrastructure maps. Especially noteworthy are the series of promotional photographs produced for the Little River Redwood Company by Dold & Dold from 1924 and 1930 and the architectural drawings for the company town of Samoa which includes work by M. DeLin and E. F. Reese. Consult the library for more information about the collections from which these images were selected.
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