From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, September 1941.
Attaining greater popularity daily, Staley's Skeleton Park near Fort Dick is becoming Del Norte's greatest tourist attraction.
The area displays a graphic drama of the doom of the forests, the devastation caused by the coming of man, and the unquenchable thirst of the giant redwoods for life eternal.
There redwoods stand as grim specters, charred but living sentinels of the ages. Logs lie supine that once were giants. Maimed, twisted in death throes, gallantly fighting the battle for life, these old monarchs seemingly refuse to bow their heads in defeat.
Notable among the exhibits are the Picture Frame Stump, a remarkable
skeletal specimen, the Giant Skeleton, the Photo Stump and many others,
each with a remarkable story to tell, each a lasting tribute to the
unconquerable heart of the mighty redwood.
Big Tree Park
One of the major tourist attractions of Del Norte County, Big Tree
Park, is being taken over by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bennett, popular young
couple of this city.
Principal tourist attraction at Big Tree Park is the General Custer
tree, claimed to contain more board feet of merchantable lumber than any
other tree in the world. Aside from this, however, the park has
splendid facilities for tourists, including many modern cabins
attractively arranged in a beautiful setting.
The Bennetts will take the park over next Monday. Mr. Bennett will
continue his connection with the Standard Oil Company here. The young
folks have the best wishes of numerous friends in the community with
their new venture.
Produce for Army camp
With prospects of a Medford cantonment so close that the Army is
making plans to organize new units of 30,000 troops total, the Grants
Pass organizers quickened steps for coping with the situation, says the
A meeting of all produce farmers in that district was held this week
to institute a farm marketing institute for pooling farm products.
Several times advice has been given that the government will not deal
with small producers, but that growers will be able to compete for
government contracts for the cantonment.
A movement is also under way in Grants Pass to organize mechanics
into a union for similar reasons, an expectation that only workmen
employed for cantonment construction will be union men. Painters and
carpenters have already organized.
Here from Hollywood
Mike Capra, prominent resident of Hollywood, was among those
successfully fishing here in southern Del Norte County this week, having
his catch canned at Paul's Cannery to take back to treat his friends.
A cucumber recipe
Have lot of cucumbers this year? Here's an old-fashioned pickle
recipe for you.
Bread and butter pickles (makes 10 pints)
25 medium sized cucumbers
10 onions (medium and white)
andfrac12; cup salt
1 pint vinegar
2 cups sugar
2 tbsp mustard seed
2 tbsp ginger
2 tbsp tumeric
Let unpeeled cucumbers stand in water overnight. Then slice cucumbers
and onions and place in a pan with salt (no water). Let stand one hour,
then rinse off salt, add vinegar, mustard seed, ginger and tumeric.
Boil all ingredients until peel turns yellow (about 40 minutes). Pack
pickles in sterilized jars. Seal and allow them to stand for 10 days