(AUDIO) Richard Evans Holds Up
Last week, Humboldt featured prominently in a lengthy GQ Magazine article – for something other than weed, if you can believe it! The room, “The latest glimpses of endangered hippie utopias in California, introduces the reader to some of the aging and forgotten communities manifested by the generation of idealists associated with what is today called the return to the land.
These days, Richard Evans, one of the subjects of the article, has settled in the booming metropolis of Eureka, but in the early 1970s he and his cohorts fled the Bay Area. for a more idyllic and communal existence in the countryside on a property located in the distance. threw south of Humboldt. In this week’s episode of Humboldt Holding Up – Locomotive’s Always Idealistic Podcast – Evans shares with us his memories of his homecoming days. Topics include:
- A discussion of what individuals were looking for who found themselves swept behind their backs to earth movement
- Evans’ involvement in the March on Washington and gay liberation activism in the 1960s
- his journey to Humboldt in search of land and subsequent countries living in Ettersburg and Alderpoint
- His time as an adventurous stained glass artist
- The struggles of being a black gay man in rural SoHum
- His work with the team that converted an abandoned school into a Jefferson Community Center in Eureka
Click on the audio player above to listen to Evans’ chat with the Outpost’s Stephanie McGeary and Andrew Goff or click to Apple podcasts. And if you want to meet even more Humboldt people from the comfort of your headphones, scroll down past Humboldt Holding Up guests below.