Course at a Glance

October 19
HSU Campus: Gist Hall, Room 218

Keeping Posted on Humboldt County


With Jerry Rohde

Humboldt County has been depicted on thousands of postcards. We'll use a few dozen of these images to delve into the stories behind the scenery, learning about such locations as Old Town Eureka, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, and downtown Orick. You'd be surprised how many pictures are worth more than a thousand words. We'll look at old-time logging along the Mad River, the wool-covered lawn mowers at the Benbow Inn, the steamships that once docked at Eureka, and other scenes fanciful and fascinating. Don't wait for the mail to deliver a Humboldt postcard--collect dozens of them in this OLLI class.

Sat., Oct. 19 • 1-3:30 p.m.

HSU Campus: Gist Hall, Room 218

$35 • Class #: 43834

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Jerry Rohde

Jerry Rohde

Jerry Rohde is an author and local historian who has taught HSU OLLI classes from the beginning of the program. He has worked as an ethnogeographer and historian for Humboldt State's Cultural Research Facility and as a private consultant. His latest book is Both Sides of the Bluff, a geographical history of west-central Humboldt County.


Gisela Rohde

Gisela Rohde

Gisela Rohde has led OLLI classes with Jerry Rohde since the beginning. She and Jerry have been exploring Humboldt County for 40 years, and have written three guidebooks to the North Coast.