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

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Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

Address:
3499 Fort Ave., Eureka, CA
Directions:
US Hwy 101, right turn on Highland Ave., then left on Fort Ave.
Hours:
Daily 8 am - 4:30 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
707-445-6567
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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. Roadsideamerica.com 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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