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Nearby are portions of the hull of the General Petroleum Corporation tanker S.S. Emidio, which on December 20, 1941 became the first casualty of the Imperial Japanese Navy's submarine force action on California's Pacific Coast. The ship was attack…
The Battery Point Lighthouse is one of the first lighthouses on the California Coast.
Rugged mountains and unbridged rivers meant coastal travel was essential for the economic survival of this region.
In 1855 Congress appropriated $15,000 for t…
The monument you are looking at is dedicated to Billy Boone. But who was Billy Boone? Former newspaper publisher Wally Griffin, remembers him as a "promoter" of Del Norte County, but most people who remember him recall that he was instrumental in …
1.76 Acres of this parkland have been donated by the
family of Henry Sause, Jr. Who, with his brothers,
Curt and Paul, pioneered the transportation of forest
products by tug and barge. From 1949 to 1962, Sause
Bros. Ocean Towing Company moved …
Discovery the unique features of an old-growth redwood forest. Welcome to the Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail!
You are in the midst of an ancient redwood forest. Here, you will see trees of many ages that create a multi-layered forest ceiling or ca…
Simpson-Reed Grove for the perpetual enjoyment of all—This grove was presented to the State of California by the Simpson Timber Company in memory of Mark E. Reed, its president from 1914 to 1955.
During the evening of March 27, 1964 a massive earthquake shook Alaska's Kenal Peninsula heavily damaging Anchorage, located more than 60 miles away, and sending a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean. About four hours later, on March 28, the t…
This memorial is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the wreck of the Pacific Mail Steamer, Brother Jonathan, at point St. George's Reef, July 30, 1865.
This grove is given to the State of California for the preservation of these ancient trees by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf of Rhode Island.