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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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Women were granted the right to vote 75 years ago under the 19th amendment, but the fight for that right began much earlier. In California, the battle for women's suffrage started 99 years ago.

The fight for California women's suffrage came during the presidential campaign year of 1896. The campaign ..." [More]

Excerpted from Crusading Women: Santa Cruz was a Hotbed of Suffrage Fight by Ross Eric Gibson