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An Excursion up the Coast, by Eliza W. Farnham
Eliza W. Farnham, who promoted social reform, became matron of the women's section of Sing Sing Prison in 1844. Despite ... [Read more]

Journey to San Francisco, by Eliza W. Farnham
We had been but little more than a month settled before it became necessary for me to go to San ... [Read more]

Planting Potatoes, by Eliza W. Farnham
The great labor of seed-time, in which Geordie and I had yet to bear our part, was the potato planting, ... [Read more]

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A native Scotsman, John Burns permanently brought part of his homeland to Santa Cruz County. Burns married Miss Margaret Oswald at Falkirk, and had five children when he moved to Canada in 1852. Ten years later, he and his son Thomas settled in the mountains to the north of Santa ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: John Burns by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow