From 1886 through 1995, the Arcata Union newspaper chronicled the life and times of northern Humboldt County, including the historic visit in August of 1969 (bottom photo) of three U.S. Presidents -- Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan -- and their families. (The Rev. Billy Graham is at far left and former Congressman Don Clausen is third from left.) Former Publisher Craig Hadley captured the image and a similar photo which ran full-page on the front page of the Union.
The technology and people who got the presses rolling for 109 years is the subject of a historic exhibit opening this month in the Historical Sites Society of Arcata Phillips House museum, at 7th and Union streets. The museum is open from noon-4 p.m. every Sunday to the public and for school tours by arrangement through May. (Call 822-4722 for information.)
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