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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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Growth and Expansion:

Once good rail service had been established into and out of Santa Cruz County the resources therein were accessible for the tremendous growth and expansion taking place within the state. There was black powder from the California Powder Works on the San Lorenzo, lime from ..." [More]

Excerpted from 140 Years of Railroading in Santa Cruz County by Rick Hamman