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Ferndale

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Ferndale is a city in Humboldt County, California, United States. Its population was 1,371 at the 2010 census, down from 1,382 at the 2000 census. The city contains dozens of well-preserved Victorian storefronts and homes. Ferndale is the northern gateway to California's Lost Coast and the city, which is sited on the edge of a wide plain near the mouth of the Eel River, is also located near the extensive preserves of Coast Redwood forests.HistoryBefore American settlement, Ferndale was a glade of giant ferns reaching more than six feet, surrounded by alder, willow, Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, coast redwood, swampy land and windswept prairies. The area was populated by the southern Wiyot people, centered along the Eel River where they caught lamprey eels, salmon and sturgeon in iris leaf fish nets, collected shellfish along the river and at its mouth, while cultivating only a California species of tobacco. The town was established in 1852 from settlement by Willard Allard, Seth Louis Shaw and his brother Stephen W. Shaw.
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The Victorian Village of Ferndale
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The Victorian Village of Ferndale
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Ferndale Historic Cemetery ©
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Ferndale Historic Cemetery
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Lost Coast Scenic Drive
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Lost Coast Scenic Drive
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Ferndale Museum ©
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Hidden gems in Ferndale

The Blacksmith Shop ©
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Golden Gait Mercantile ©
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Golden Gait Mercantile
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Fernbridge Historic Bridge
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Fernbridge Historic Bridge
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Beaches in Ferndale

Centerville Beach County Park ©
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Centerville Beach County Park
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Outdoors in Ferndale

Fleener Creek Overlook
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Fleener Creek Overlook
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