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The Soquel Avenue Bridge, by City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department
There have been several bridges previously located at this site. In 1874 a covered bridge was constructed. [Read more]

Water Street Bridge Fact Sheet, by City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department
The Water Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project involved the removal and replacement of the northern half of the bridge and the ... [Read more]

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Dave Boffman was born in a slave's cabin located on a large cotton plantation in Lincoln County, Kentucky. As a young man, he was married to a fellow slave known only as Matilda and they had six children together.

Boffman's master, Newt Boughman, got wind of gold fever in 1851 ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: "Uncle" Dave Boffman by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow