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Early History of Davenport, by Alverda Orlando
Davenport was founded in 1868. The original town was about a mile to the north of the present location near ... [Read more]

From the Davenport area you can view the annual southern migration of the California gray whale. The gray whale spends ... [Read more]

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By 1865, Henry was in control of a thriving business in San Francisco, with significant assets, including at least a warehouse and wharf located on the busy San Francisco waterfront. 23 This would have been success enough for most men, so what prompted Henry to take the step ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Santa Cruz Years (1865-1897) by Laurie MacDougall