Jerry Rohde, Local Historian

A few added tidbits of information for Jerry Rohde — did you know…”of a 74-pound cabbage grown near the Wildlife Refuge and an 18-inch-in-circumference onion from near College of the Redwoods. And of course there was the free cabbage seed given to residents of Loleta because a company contemplated starting a sauerkraut factory there.”  posted November 30, 2011

Local Historian Jerry Rohde shares some of the history of local food production after white settlers arrived in Humboldt County.  This two part interview was recorded in November 2010.  Part 1; Part 2

The historical photos were provided by Jerry Rohde and are part of the Humboldt County Historical Society collection.

Jerry Rohde and a fabulous field of lupine

Ferndale Fishing

Ferndale Creamery Truck

Fortuna Threshing

Loleta Butcher 1900

Baadsgaard's Turkey Ranch on Dow's Prairie

Famous Pepperwood Corn