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Date: Probably 1932 Description: Gus Landergen was the local government hunter. Here he is pictured with a dead mountain lion at Murphy Ranch. Tom Murphy is standing. Tom trained the dogs for Gus. Reproduced with permission of June Reger.
Date: Probably 1930s Description: Pictured is Earl Burgess and his buck taken on the Burgess Ranch. Reproduced with permission of Cathie Burgess.
Date: About 1930 Description: Pictured are Tom Murphy, Harold Johnson, and Ira Campbell. Reproduced with permission of June Reger.
Date: Early 1940s Description: Clint Martin killed the mountain lions on the Murphy Ranch. All the school kids walked down to the Martin place to see them. Back row: Faye Hardy, Anabelle Anderson, Richard Hardy, Henry Muir, and Arthur Hardy. … Continue reading
This story was told by Tom Murphy to Dr. Saxton Pope and is related in his 1928 book, “Hunting with the Bow and Arrow.” – Beverley Windbigler In the early days in Humboldt County, there lived an old settler named … Continue reading
What follows is an excerpt from the 1928 book Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope. Pope traveled to Blocksburg in 1918 to hunt bear with a bow and arrow. Tom Murphy hosted him at his home and … Continue reading
When Tom Murphy lay dying of cancer at home at the age of 62, his family discovered something about him that none of them knew. It involved the “hard winter” of 1889 which is mentioned in most accounts of the … Continue reading
Date: Unknown Description: Pictured is a horse carrying a dead hog on its back. Reproduced with permission of Veltha Coleman.