Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery (former) – Orick CA

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Description

The Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery near Orick was one of the first local hatcheries developed in California to improve sport and commercial fishing. It was constructed in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) on the 62-acre site of a previous hatchery.  The work included the hatchery ponds, five water tanks, a pipeline, superintendent’s house, assistant’s house, sidewalk, garage shop, and shed.

The hatchery operated until 1992 and the site is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Source notes

PWA project records in the National Archives

http://www.nps.gov/redw/historyculture/cultural-resources.htm

http://www.noehill.com/humboldt/nat2000000034.aspx

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Creek_Fish_Hatchery

 

Project originally submitted by Gray Brechin on April 25, 2010.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


State Highway 101 Milepost 124.83
Orick, CA

Location notes: Map marker is approximate. The hatchery is located off of Highway 101 about 6 miles North of Orick.

Coordinates: 41.308729, -124.045043

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