"Humboldt Bay, a landlocked shelter" Top 5 Page for this destination Eureka by JLBG
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Eureka is a city of 25,000 in the county of Humboldt and the county seat.
When I lived in Davis for one year, I wanted to visit Eureka for a very personal reason: I lived in Davis in Eureka avenue! I found that besides that reason, it was a place that deserved an actual visit as it hosts a whole set of Victorian mansions that are an abslute wonder.
One question arises. Why this name Eureka? I have found two explanations. The first one refers to the discovery of gold but gold was fist discovered near Sacramento, several years before it was found in the Eureka neighborhood (Trinity region).
The second refers to its position on a landlocked bay (Humboldt bay). Though sailing along northern California coast began as early as 1579, Humboldt Bay remained ignored for almost three centuries: the entrance into the bay is very narrow and in the often foggy conditions that prevail so often on the coast, with dangerous shoals that fringe the coast, boats had to sail at some distance from the coast, too far to notice it. At the very beginning of the XIXth, Russian explorers from Fort Ross mapped the country and described it but nevertheless, it was not until 1849 that it was accurately spotted, from inland first. Shouting “Eureka” on this discovery would be very likely! The city was founded a few month later, in Spring 1850.
A visit to Eureka can be associated with a visit to the world tallest trees in the Redwood National Park, to Lassen Volcanic Park, to the Lava Beds National Monument and to Crater Lake.
The Lava Beds National monument (page to come) lies in the far north east corner of California. It is a striking example... more travel advice
Crater Lake (page to come) is located in Southern Oregon in the Cascade Mountain range, 160 km inland from the Pacific... more travel advice
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