Dolbeer Steam Donkey Days

Special activities, a logging show, various equipment will operate and train rides will be provided.

The steam donkey was invented by Eureka businessman and mill owner John Dolbeer.  It was used to move logs from the woods to the mill site. Members of the Timber Heritage Association will be on hand to steam up the historic Falk shay locomotive and provide free train rides. The Falk was used in logging operations near the long-gone town of Falk at the headwaters of the Elk River.

Find out more about Fort Humboldt

South side of Eureka, CA - just off HWY 101 on a grassy bluff overlooking Humboldt Bay & the Bayshore Mall. East on Highland Ave. 1 block.
(Eureka, CA Latitude/Longitude: 40.8021 / -124.1624)

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3431 Fort Ave.
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
Eureka, CA

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  • Two day event 10am-4pm
  • Great fun for the kids
  • Picnic area - museum and bookstore