The Best Things In LIfe Are Free – at Bug Press

Last weeks’ Mad River Union, an indispensable paper if there ever were one, featured an announcement from Arcata’s venerable Bug Press that in celebration of the National Parks Service centennial and in view of the budget cuts with which the NPS is struggling, “Bug Press is sharing restored National Parks and Works Progress Administration posters as a gift to the community, and a plea to help support parks. Donations to help NPS can be made directly at http://nationalparks.org/support-parks.

To encourage donations, Bug Press is offering  restored National Park posters through Friday, June 17.  A selection of 11 original WPA designs, including those for the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion and Lassen will be available daily at the front counter at 1461 M Street in Arcata. Quantities are limited. (707) 822-2001.

FREE!  I found the Bug Press office on a quiet street kind of near Arcata High and walked in. It was a peaceful scene.  There didn’t seem to be anyone there.   I scored five GORGEOUS posters including one of the Castillo at  St Augustine during the period when it was renamed Fort Marion.  That’s going to my brother in Jacksonville. I left $10, probably should have left more. 

Anyway, get over there before the 17th.   And thanks, Bug Press, for a truly great gift to the community.

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