L. Frank Baum wrote "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" while living in Chicago at 1667 N. Humboldt Boulevard near Humboldt Park.
Humboldt Park derives its name from a 207-acre park named for Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a German naturalist whose only visit to the United States did not include Chicago. Most of the neighborhood was annexed into the city in 1869, the year the park was laid out, but settlement was slow to develop. The creation of Humboldt and several other west side parks provided beauty, and the fact that this area stood just beyond the city's fire code jurisdiction as set out after the 1871 fire made inexpensively built housing possible. Still, the neighborhood did not fully develop until the Armitage Avenue streetcar line came to it after the turn of the century. The present neighborhood of Humboldt Park is bounded by Armitage (2000 N) on the north, Chicago (800 N) on the south, Western (2400 W) on the east, and Pulaski (4000 W) on the west.
By the annexation of Jefferson Township in 1889, all of Humboldt Park came into the city limits. Throughout the 1880s and 1890s, Germans and Scandinavians continued to settle in the area. By 1920, the neighborhood held some 65,00 people, of which twenty-eight percent were foreign-born, chiefly German and Norwegian. In the next decade, an ethnicity shift began, as large numbers of Italians moved in from neighborhoods to the east; other ethnic groups of considerable numbers were Poles and Russian Jews. The 1930 population of 80,000 became Humboldt Park's highest. Since then, population has been in decline. By 1960, Italians dominated the ethnic mix, and small communities of Blacks and Hispanics were developing. In 1960, Humboldt Park was ninety-nine percent white; in 1980 the population stood roughly at forty percent Hispanic, thirty percent Black, and thirty percent white.
The 1970s saw troubled times for Humboldt Park. In 1978, an average of three fires daily were determined to be result of arson. The neighborhood today is economically depressed, with housing median values about sixty percent of the city-wide average. Overcrowding remains a serious problem. Throughout its history, Humboldt Park has remained a neighborhood of persons "passing through," being an area in which to live while accumulating capital in order to move on.
Humboldt National Park was created in 2009.
The area of Humboldt National Park is 76.6 square kilometers.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park was created in 1921.
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park was created in 1955.
The phone number of the Humboldt Park Branch is: 312-744-2244.
The community of Humboldt Park was annexed to the city of Chicago in 1869, which was also the year the park itself of the same name was laid out. Humboldt park was originally founded by German, Polish and Italian immigrants.
The address of the Humboldt Park Branch is: 1605 North Troy Street, Chicago, 60647 4906
You may be interested in viewing photographs of people and winter sports - speed skating, cross-country sking and ski jumping within Humboldt Park between 1902 to 1933 from the Chicago Daily News at: memory.loc.gov enter the search words: Humboldt Park There are at least one hundred photographs. lots of postcard views of the park on digitalpast For current photographs of the Humboldt Park neighborhood, try here: http://www.picturingchicago.com/Humboldt%20Park.htm
The address of the Humboldt State Univ. Natural History Museum is: Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
You can visit the Sequoia Park Zoo and the Fort Humboldt State Park. You can also visit Humboldt Bay which is known as a great fishing site.
The only ones I know of are at Humboldt Park and Mozart Park.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park Tourist Video - 2009 was released on: USA: 2009 (video premiere)
Probably, Humboldt was a popular naturalist and shall we say knowledge-Man. as one might guess he has been much-honored by nomenclature of Parks. There was a movement to call Central Park (In NY) Humboldt Park, this was shorted-out by anti-German tidal wave in World War I- though there is a bust of him in the southern part of the park, probably sponsored by a German citizens" club. There are many Humbolt parks. There is a parody on a hymn that goes- Jesus is sneaking through Humboldt Park- actually the song is Jesus is seeking your humble heart! That park is in California. Natalie Wood hung out there as a child.
About 300 miles.
from what I been reading in the papers the last few years, Humboldt Pk is overwhelmingly Hispanic with a Mexican population rapidly overtaking the Puerto Rican population there.
S. H. Taft has written: 'An address delivered on the opening of Humboldt College' -- subject(s): History, Humboldt College
Humboldt is a city in Gibson and Madison counties, Tennessee. Humboldt is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa. Humboldt is a city in Allen County, Kansas. Humboldt Township is a township in Marquette County, Michigan. Humboldt is a city in Kittson County, Minnesota. Humboldt is a city in Richardson County, Nebraska. Humboldt is a town in Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Humboldt is a town in Brown County, Wisconsin. Humboldt is a village in Coles County, Illinois. Humboldt County is a county in California and Nevada.
History Park at Kelley Park was created in 1971.
Jon Humboldt Gates has written: 'Soviet passage' -- subject(s): Description and travel, Travel 'Falk's Claim' -- subject(s): History
The address of the Humboldt Public Library is: 30 N 6Th St, Humboldt, 50548 1799
Humboldt Redwoods State Park in California is home to the world's tallest living things, the redwood trees.
The address of the Humboldt County Museum is: Po Box 162, Humboldt, IA 50548-0162
The address of the Humboldt Branch-Siouxland Libraries is: 201 S Main Street, Humboldt, 57035 0166
The address of the Dewey-Humboldt Town Library is: 2735 S Corral Street, Humboldt, 86329 M