Introduction to Fortuna, California
In 1874, the settlement in this part of the country was called 'Slide' after the fixture between the Eel River and the Christian Ridge. The construction of the Springville Mill changed the name of the town to Springville. However, when a petition for a post office was made, the name had to be changed back to Slide, as another town of the same name was already in existence. In 1884, a fresh petition was made that requested the name of the town to be changed to Fortuna, meaning fortune. On July 3, 1888, both the town and the post office were officially given the name Fortuna.
Fortuna and nearby Attractions
- Fortuna Branch Humboldt County Library
- Jameson Creek
- Masons and IOOF Cemetery
- First Baptist Church of Fortuna
- Redwood Village Shopping Center
- Rohner Park
Things To Do In Fortuna
Fortuna houses a few historical buildings like the County Library and the Masons and IOOF Cemetery that visitors can take a tour of. There are quite a few churches that afford some quiet and peaceful time in the midst of the bustling city. The amusement parks offer fun rides and entertainment opportunities for adults and children alike. The Jameson and Strongs Creeks have a unique location and offer a stunning view to the visitors.
The closest major airport is Sacramento International.
Fortuna Higher Education
The College Of The Redwoods serves the area.