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The Roads of Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
A road network usually evolved as a means of opening up an area to residential, agricultural, and industrial development, and ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
Two known limekiln sites in the area have been referred to as "the Bonny Doon kilns." One (the subject of ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
Thomas Bull (sometimes shown as Bohl) bought 450 acres in 1865 and began producing lime in 1866. The following year ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
The purpose of this informal group is to study, understand, and teach the history of the lime industry in the ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
The Laguna limekilns and quarries are located in Santa Cruz County, in the Santa Cruz mountains, in Bonny Doon, California, ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
The Laguna limekilns are two, open top, side-by-side, top loading pot kilns that were built into the hillside such that ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
Some brick pieces can be found in the remaining lining of both kilns, and in the rubble around the kilns. ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
On the east side of Laguna Creek, downstream of Ice Cream Grade, are two side-by-side hillside pot kilns. Their floor ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
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The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
It comes naturally in many forms. It comes in shades of white, yellow, green, brown, red, grey, and blue. It ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
Since ancient times, limestone has been burned (calcined) in open pits or piles with the fuel mixed or layered with ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
The presence or absence of firebricks at an industrial site, and the names found on these bricks, is revealing. [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
Named or branded bricks as seen, photographed, and/or collected in Santa Cruz, California from 1975 to 1996. List revised 17 ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
wedge-shaped brick used in building an arch. Usually an arch brick is wedged such that it appears truncated when viewing ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
In California, lime production techniques arrived from at least three directions: from the north by the Russians, from the south ... [Read more]

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Most colorful of Santa Cruz Mountain characters of the pioneer days was Mountain Charley McKiernan, one of the first white settlers in the region. Hunter, rancher, teamster, road-builder and stage-line operator, McKieman was said to be the idol of every small boy who grew up in the region. According to ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mountain Charley by John V. Young