Rohnerville Race Track—On display at Fortuna Depot Museum
In 1893 Fortuna boasted a population of 700 residents. It had two shingle mills, a lumber mill, excelsior (paper) mill, a moulding, door and sash mill. There was also a cannary, hotels, stores, shops, two churches and a school. Also, there was the weekly publication of The Fortuna Beacon.
At the time Rohnerville was a separate town and was one of the first settled places in Humboldt County. It had between 500 and 600 residents.
Rohnerville was the site of the annual fair for the Ninth District Agricultural Association. The fair was held in September. There was also a race track where frequent races were held.
(In the Redwood’s Realm, 1987, p. 92-93).