It's wonderful that a thriving artistic community is developing in McKinleyville. I moved there in 1975 when it was not-so-affectionately deemed "Oklahoma By the Sea." Culture there at the time was mainly remnants of a dying timber industry. Sewage from failed septic systems flowed through ditches along Central Avenue. McKinley's most prominent feature was the world's tallest phony pole. Education was frowned upon and considered a sell-out to city-slicker elites.
Back then McKinleyville seemed like a Euraka suburb. Now it seems like an Arcata suburb, which is a huge improvement.
My favorite holdover from those days is that "Horses have the Right of Way."
In Print This Week:
Mar 26, 2015
vol XXVI issue 13
The Business Issue
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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