Carver blessedly had a second act, taking his last drink at the Jambalya bar in Arcata, California, on June 2, 1977.
John Preston, a tanner of Arcata, would accumulate thirty dollars in gold and with it buy fifty dollars in legal-tender notes.
Arcata had the most beautiful location and its people were very ambitious.
About six years afterward it was changed to Arcata, the original Indian name for the spot.
Uniontown (now Arcata) had enjoyed the early lead among the Humboldt Bay towns.
Somewhat later Arcata formed a debating society that was really a helpful influence.
In Arcata we had one stone building, a store, and sometimes the frightened would resort to it at night.
Strangely enough, it embraced a portion of the redwood belt along Mad River, near Arcata.
Mail carriers were shot down, and the young men of Arcata were often called upon at night to nurse the wounded.
It was incorporated in 1856, displacing Union (now Arcata) as the county-seat in the same year.