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Eureka, California: Fort Humboldt - Lonely Ulysses S. Grant Army Post Team Field Report

Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

3499 Fort Ave., Eureka, CA
US Hwy 101, right turn on Highland Ave., then left on Fort Ave.
Gates open daily 8-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Fort Humboldt.

Fort Humboldt - Lonely Ulysses S. Grant Army Post

Young Grant is said to have cultivated his signature taste for whiskey at this foggy hilltop 19th century military installation. Report... [11/30/2016]

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Fort Humboldt - Ulysses S. Grant Posted Here with Bottle

Fort Humboldt was established on a bluff above Humboldt Bay in response to troubles between local Indians and white miners. Not long after the fort was established a young captain, U.S. Grant was assigned to the post. He found the constant rain and isolation unbearable and was said to have developed quite a thirst for whiskey during his posting at the fort.

[Steve Swanson, 07/11/2006]
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