My name is Bob Jenkins and I am the Del Norte County Coordinator.
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| A brief history from
The area that is now known as Del Norte was and still is inhabited by the Yurok (Klamath River Indians) and Tolowa Nations of indigenous peoples. The first European American to explore this land was pioneer Jedediah Smith in the mid-19th century. He was the first European American to reach the area overland on foot in a time before the European Americans knew anything about such a distant territory. For him it was literally "Land's End" — where the American continent ended at the Pacific Ocean. In 1855 Congress authorized the building of a lighthouse at "the battery point" (a high tide island on the coast of Crescent City) which is still functioning as a historical landmark.
Del Norte County was established in
1857, from part of the territory of Klamath
County following the great California Gold
Rush. Klamath County itself ceased to
exist in 1874.
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Assistant State Coordinator: Marc Irish
Assistant State Coordinator: Bob Jenkins
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sincerely thanks the dedicated volunteers who
devoted time and effort toward
making this site a successful one:
Linda Nichols, County Coordinator 1996-2017,
for devoting time and effort over a period of more than 20 years
toward making this site a successful one.
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