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Plaza V, Installation of McKinley statue 1906

McKinley statue installation, 1906

Press release from the City of Arcata:

Historic Sites Society of Arcata members will lead an hour-long Arcata historic walking tour from the Arcata Farmers Market…on Saturday, May 21. Walkers will start from the Arcata Historic Landmarks Committee and HSSA table near the Arcata Plaza’s northwest corner.

Tour-goers will walk from the Plaza past the Lindsey House at 55 E 7th Street then to the Phillips House on the corner of Union and 7th Streets. The tour will last about an hour and start with the Plaza’s colorful history and end with Phillips House’s story.

The walking pace will be leisurely. Everyone is welcome to this free tour in celebration of National Historic Preservation Month.National Historic Preservation Month is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This year’s theme is This Place Matters! During the month of May, everyone is welcome to see historic preservation displays in the Arcata City Hall lobby, 736 F Street, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Learn more about National Historic Preservation Month at



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