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The first female mayor, Emily Jones, was known to accompany Police Chief George Littlefield on raids on the speakeasies with her hatchet.There have always been prostitutes in Eureka, and early on they were arrested for being “sporting women.” The prostitutes thrived in Eureka but were relegated to houses in what was called the “red light district.” They became street walkers in the early 1950s, after then Attorney General Edmond Brown closed the houses in the State, which helped to propel him into the Governor’s office. Robert Wiley and his night crew would raid the houses (19 houses within several blocks of the police station at Third and G Streets) and would load the ladies onto buses bound for San Francisco.When a major fight erupted between the strikers and the strike-breakers, Chief Littlefield and other officers responded.During the fray, five officers were overcome and beaten, and three persons were shot and killed.In his book, “ The Last Days of California”, author Curt Gentry wrote glowingly about Jackson, California and its two houses of prostitution which were closed in the early 1950s.He was missing a bet about not writing about Eureka since there were seventeen more such houses.
The Holmes sawmill was situated on the property where the Bayshore Mall is now located.
This ordinance increased the size of the police force and gave the Chief the following duties: On July 8, 1895, H. Hitchings was named the first full time Chief of Police of Eureka. These two events are reflected in the types of arrests made by Eureka officers during these times.
Many arrests were made for “failing to wear masks while in public,” a law enacted to prevent the spread of the flu.
The fear at the time was that the east coast Mafia would take over the industry. District Attorney Harold Hammond filed red light abatement proceedings and the houses closed forever.
Prior to their closure, the women were under the control of a madam, were not allowed to drink while working, and were checked regularly by doctors. Eureka was the last bastion of open prostitution in California.