Requa, California

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Requa
Unincorporated community
Requa is located in California
Requa
Requa
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°32′48″N 124°03′59″W / 41.54667°N 124.06639°W / 41.54667; -124.06639Coordinates: 41°32′48″N 124°03′59″W / 41.54667°N 124.06639°W / 41.54667; -124.06639
Country United States
State California
County Del Norte County
Elevation[1] 125 ft (38 m)

Requa (also called Karok) is an unincorporated community in Del Norte County, California. It is on the north bank of the Klamath River less than a mile (1.6 km) from its mouth,[2] at an elevation of 125 feet (38 m).

A post office operated at Requa from 1878 to 1970, with intermittent closures in 1883 and moves in 1895 and 1898.[2] The name is a corruption of the old Native American settlement, Rekwoi.[2]

On May 20, 2012, Requa was the first town on the North American continent to experience an annular eclipse from the centerline since May 10, 1994.

Requa was home to one of several salmon canneries for the Klamath Packing & Trading Co. which started in 1881. At its peak, the company was reporting over 10,000 salmon brought in per day, with the record being 17,000 in 1912.

A portion of the Requa land is part of Redwood National Park and includes a world class overlook above the mouth of the Klamath River which provides opportunities for both whale and bird watching, among others.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Requa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 131. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Scenic Drives - Redwood National and State Parks (U.S. National Park Service)". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2016-02-08.