Ride the Eel in 1914
In another piece of old film posted to the YouTube, take a train ride down the main stem Eel River in 1914, going through the tunnels and watching a multitude of railroad workers duck out of the way in days long before Cal-OSHA.
For the Eel River history and ecology buffs, 1914 is well after the Cape Horn Dam was constructed in 1908, but eight years before the Scott Dam was constructed upstream. Cape Horn only diverted water to the Russian River in the winter months, so this footage should be showing traditional late season flows in the main stem Eel River.
This video was linked in the comments, by “Gunther,” under last week’s 1942 logging video. Thanks to Gunther for this.