Group tours year around by reservation
(Four persons or more). $10 per person.
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Gold Rush pioneers Joseph and Zipporah built Fern Cottage as their family home in 1866. Family members lived in it continuously for over a century. Today, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the few homes in California containing the original family furniture and furnishings. Visit it and step back in time to the late Victorian era. Fern Cottage--144 years of living history.
Of the 182 direct descendants of Joseph and Zipporah Russ on our records, 36 live in Ferndale, another 19 elsewhere in Humboldt County, for a total of 30.1 percent in the county. Another 60 live elsewhere in Northern California and 19 in Southern California. That makes 74 percent of the descendants who have settled in the state where the family set down its roots.
Other states represented are Washington (13); Oregon (7); Arizona, South Dakota, Texas and Illinois (3 each); Nevada, Colorado and Kansas (2 each); Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Arkansas, Hawaii, Florida, Massachusets, Utah, Ohio, and Michigan (1 each).