NAME: Falk
COUNTY: Humbolt
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through summer..
COMMENTS: It was Sawmill town. Falk is open to the public. It is on the trail to Headwater Forster. How to get toFalk take Elk River road all the way to end and watch the Headwater sign.

The county is Humboldt and it is located in California, it is mild weather and it is open to the public. March 1, 1999 the Headwaters Forest Reserve was purchased by the federal government. Bureau of Land Management was designated the manager. The significant town of Falk was included in the 7, 400 acres and plans to educate the public with self guided tours and occasional guided tours have been successful. I'm going to include the history of Falk and a few pictures for your web site.The Story of Falk Founded as a company mill town in 1884, Falk grew to 400 residents. Taking advantage of the Timber and Stone Act, Noah Falk bought 160 acre parcels for $2.50 an acre. Because Falk was over an hour by stagecoach to Eureka, commuting was not an option, therefore the town was built to be self-sufficient. Hence, the company town had a cookhouse, post office, several houses, a general store, and a dance hall. In 1937, due to the great depression, the mill had to shut the doors to its once thriving business. A dozen residents remained into the 1940's but by the 1950's, Falk became a GHOST TOWN. Bottle hunters sifting through the town's remains and people living in the buildings became a liability concern for the Sierra Pacific Lumber Co. which owned the town site. To resolve the problem, the company razed the buildings in 1979. Aside from the rose bushes and English Ivy, the town of Falk has literally disappeared, though many of the stories remain. Self-guided tours start about 50 yards down the trail. We ask that you respect the resources and artifacts by leaving them in their place. The historical significance of this site is priceless. Directions to Falk: Just south of Eureka, you take the Elk River exit, take Elk river for about 6 miles until it dead ends in the parking area. From there, Falk is approximately one mile and can be accessed by hiking only. Picture is courtesy of Wayne Miller Falk circa 1910 (See attached file: Falk.jpg) If you have more questions, please contact me. Sincerely, Julie Clark (Headwaters Park Ranger)

It was started by a man Noah Falk. It ran to 1930 and close down. Submitted by: George Bisconer

Falk, 1890
Courtesy George Bisconer

Falk, 1890
Courtesy George Bisconer

Falk circa 1910
Courtesy Wayne Miller

Photo of the cookhouse was taken by Sy Beattie in 1970.