Searching for childhood memories

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frosty

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Hi, my name is Forrest Anderson and I live in humboldt county California, am looking for information for a hiking trip I am planning. I went hiking when I was a kid and found an old lumber camp from the early logging years, and I am searching for historical maps to freshen my memory as to the exact location. I want to hike in to it again and I want to make sure I know where I'm going. It is in the Pacific northwest California area. Close to Eureka California. I don't know the name of the railroad but I do know the area. It is in the area behind Freshwater California, Humboldt County. Used to be called Wrangletown in the 1800's. There is a lot of old tressels and rails and old buildings where I guessed the loggers ate. I also remember that there was a place called the little incline and the big incline where they had to use steam donkies to hall the logs up the incline. It is a real cool spot that I want to go exploring. If anyone has historic maps of this area I sure would appreciate it if I could look at them. I think the name of the spot is Camp 12. If anyone has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated, thankyou
 
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thehighwayman

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Hi, my name is Forrest Anderson and I live in humboldt county California, am looking for information for a hiking trip I am planning. I went hiking when I was a kid and found an old lumber camp from the early logging years, and I am searching for historical maps to freshen my memory as to the exact location. I want to hike in to it again and I want to make sure I know where I'm going. It is in the Pacific northwest California area. Close to Eureka California. I don't know the name of the railroad but I do know the area. It is in the area behind Freshwater California, Humboldt County. Used to be called Wrangletown in the 1800's. There is a lot of old tressels and rails and old buildings where I guessed the loggers ate. I also remember that there was a place called the little incline and the big incline where they had to use steam donkies to hall the logs up the incline. It is a real cool spot that I want to go exploring. If anyone has historic maps of this area I sure would appreciate it if I could look at them. I think the name of the spot is Camp 12. If anyone has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated, thankyou

You might also want to post this type of message on the Yahoo 4L group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4L/

The Loyal Legion of Logged-on Loggers.

Will
 




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