Trinidad or Bust! Vacationing in Trinidad 1914 – 1950

Trinidad or Bust! Vacationing in Trinidad 1914-1950

     Roy S. Melvin wrote in the Humboldt Times Times in 1931:

     “Ten years ago the ‘Redwood Highway’ was a line of auto travel practically unknown.  True at that time there was a road connecting San Francisco with Eureka but it was narrow, and rough and steep in many places.  Traveling over it by auto then was looked upon as a long and dangerous undertaking, attempted only by the most adventurous.

     Today the “Redwood Highway’ is one of the best known and most traveled of our Northern California highways.  In the past three years, travel over it has increased by leaps and bounds and on special holiday occasions last summer, several thousand cars passed over it in a single day.  It is no exaggeration to say that no highway in America is destined to become a more popular line of travel for the auto tourist that the Redwood Highway.  The reasons are legion.”

     This Photography Room exhibit features some of the most popular beach campgrounds, motels, petrol stations and souvenir shops between Clam Beach and Stone Lagoon, about a 23 mile stretch along the Redwood Highway in the Greater Trinidad area.

Exhibit curators:  Mary Spinas Kline, Alexandra Cox, Scott Baker, Patti Fleschner

“A beach dinner. On the left, Mr. Smith, Chester & Mrs. Smith across the table Mr. Gregory, Mr. H. G. Cans, Mr. Wasterson, his daughter and Mrs. Wasterson, 1914”

Clam Beach Inn