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The S. H. Cowell Foundation is named after Samuel Henry Cowell, [Read more]

In order to appreciate the business climate in which this fortune was begun and expanded, it is necessary to understand ... [Read more]

Lime and the Lime Business, by Laurie MacDougall
In order to understand the development of the Cowell business, it is essential to know something about lime. [Read more]

The Santa Cruz Years (1865-1897), by Laurie MacDougall
By 1865, Henry was in control of a thriving business in San Francisco, with significant assets, including at least a ... [Read more]

The Tragic Year (1903), by Laurie MacDougall
The year 1903 was fateful for the Cowells. Henry Cowell was shot in the shoulder in a boundary dispute with ... [Read more]

The S. H. Cowell Years (1911-1955), by Laurie MacDougall
There were now three surviving members of the Cowell family, S. H., Isabella and Helen. None of them had married, ... [Read more]

Notes and Research Bibliography, by Laurie MacDougall
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The making of beet sugar is preeminently the industry of Watsonville. Some years ago Claus Spreckels, the famous Sugar King, had his attention attracted to the peculiar adaptability of the rich alluvial soil of the Pajaro Valley to the cultivation of the sugar beet. The Sugar King is a man ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Western Beet Sugar Company