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Samoa - A Lumber Company Town

In 1997 the HSU Library acquired the map, blueprint, and architectural drawing collections documenting the history of a major lineage of lumber companies in Humboldt County, from Vance Redwood Company through Hammond Lumber Company and Georgia Pacific, then Louisiana Pacific.  Although this huge collection is unprocessed, we selected a small segment for digitization to respond to an issue of local interest – the future of the town of Samoa.  125 architectural drawings and maps were chosen primarily of the original buildings in the town and the lumber camps.

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As the grant project came to a close we were able to continue the intellectual organization of the collection thanks to a generous local donation.  We are continuing to seek funding to help us preserve and catalog this collection so it can be opened up for research.

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