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In the summer of 1856 Davis & Jordon opened their horse powered railroad to haul lime from the Rancho Canada ... [Read more]

Once good rail service had been established into and out of Santa Cruz County the resources therein were accessible for ... [Read more]

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For thirty-six years he lived quietly on a small homestead which was located atop a wooded hill at the end of Branciforte Drive in the Vine Hill district. When he died in 1893 he was a wizened old man bent low with age, sporting a balding pate and grizzled ..." [More]

Excerpted from Uncle Dave's Story: The Life of Ex-Slave Dave Boffman by Phil Reader