Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed reading the two articles by Barry Evans (Field Notes, June 9 and July 7). Both were fascinating tales, and to think this has all happened in roughly the last 200 years! This area has a very cool, albeit sad history. ... Also very interesting is to go to Fort Humboldt and walk that circle and read the placards detailing the life of the fort, and Ulysses Grant's role in local history. No one we've talked to has ever even bothered to go to Fort Humboldt, actually very peaceful in the early morning. Mr. Evans' story-telling is wonderful, and a great big thanks from us older folks "up-on-the-mountain" here in Westhaven.
Russ Wheatley, Westhaven