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The site of Dyerville at the confluence of the South Fork and Eel Rivers
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

Dyerville was a small but busy mill town in the heart of the Eel River redwood forests. It was strategically located where the main Eel River, followed by the railroad, joined the South Fork of the Eel River, with the Redwood Highway. In addition to the lumber mills, in the 1930's it was the site of a major CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camp.

The epic flood of 1955 washed right over Dyerville and little remained. The even greater flood of 1964 completed the job - now there is nothing at the site of Dyerville but a few interpretive signs.


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Site of the town of Dyerville

Site of the town of Dyerville

The village of Dyerville once stood here, at the junction of the South Fork and main Eel River. It was washed entirely away in the flood of 1964.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: June 16, 2016

Vast gravel bar at Dyerville

Vast gravel bar at Dyerville

The vast gravel bars of the Eel River are partly a result of human disruption, mostly logging and road building.

Dyerville on the Eel River, California

Date photographed: June 16, 2016

South Fork Eel River at the Founders Grove

South Fork Eel River at the Founders Grove

The Founders Grove stands on a high bank above the Dyerville gravel flats. In the 1964 Christmas Flood the water rose high enough to flow through the grove twenty feet deep.

Dyerville on the Eel River, California

Date photographed: June 16, 2016

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