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The S. H. Cowell Foundation is named after Samuel Henry Cowell, [Read more]

In order to appreciate the business climate in which this fortune was begun and expanded, it is necessary to understand ... [Read more]

Lime and the Lime Business, by Laurie MacDougall
In order to understand the development of the Cowell business, it is essential to know something about lime. [Read more]

The Santa Cruz Years (1865-1897), by Laurie MacDougall
By 1865, Henry was in control of a thriving business in San Francisco, with significant assets, including at least a ... [Read more]

The Tragic Year (1903), by Laurie MacDougall
The year 1903 was fateful for the Cowells. Henry Cowell was shot in the shoulder in a boundary dispute with ... [Read more]

The S. H. Cowell Years (1911-1955), by Laurie MacDougall
There were now three surviving members of the Cowell family, S. H., Isabella and Helen. None of them had married, ... [Read more]

Notes and Research Bibliography, by Laurie MacDougall
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Minerva Waterman, who became a librarian through a quirk of fate, ended up serving in that role for 51 years, and in the process became the guiding force behind the development of the Santa Cruz Public Library System.

She worked first as a rural school teacher, but was ..." [More]

Excerpted from The History of the Santa Cruz Public Library System: Part 4-- Minerva Waterman, Librarian 1890--1941 by Margaret Souza