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Buried History of African-American Families In Humboldt County

Eureka, CA–One day not too long ago, a man went to the Eureka Historical Society to get help figuring out who were the people in photographs that he found in his family attic. Turned out the photos belonged to the granddaughter of Mary “Molly” Watkins-Crouch’s grand-daughter, Arrie Watkins.

Leroy (1804-1877) & Mary “Molly” Watkins-Crouch (1831-1935), are among the first Black people recorded to live in Humboldt County. They are both buried at cemetery’s in Eureka.

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