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Eureka, California

Alexander von Humboldt

Coastal panoramic.

Eureka sits in Humboldt County in Northern California. This county got its name from Alexander von Humboldt who was the first European explorer to travel in Spanish and English America motivated solely by learning.

His motto was "learning, travel and yet more learning". Words to live by. He started his exploration of North America in 1804, but this naturalist reached the northwest coast in reputation only and never traveled here in person.

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