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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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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