Title Assigned by Author

Indian Beach

Alternative Title

[Indian Village on "South Beach"]

Photo ID

1999.20.0058

Photographer

Type

image

Subjects

Coastal scenes; Crescent City; Buildings

Region

18 - Del Norte County.

Preview

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Notes

copy 1: 4x5 in, b & w, photographic negative; copy 1: 8x10 in, b & w, photoprint

Comments

View of Indian Village on "South Beach" at Crescent City. See #48 for data on dating and photographer. The area of shacks on Indian Beach was first a whaler's camp in the 1850's, when Kanakas lived there. Miss Theresa Williams visited there about 1916, when her mother was dying there in the Indian village. By 1916, some non-Indian prostitutes lived in this area. Area later was exclusively a "red light district." The area no longer has any of its former shacks, nor had it in Easter 1964 when the tidal wave swept the area clear. The beach to the south of these shacks was still that preferred by local Indians in 1969.

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Keywords

Coastal scenes; Crescent City; Buildings

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