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The first 50 years of statehood witnessed continued slow and fitful development on the North Coast. Settlers struggled up the ... [Read more]

Since the 1860s, geologists had been confidently predicting that there was oil on the North Coast. The early years were ... [Read more]

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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Within Santa Cruz Memorial Park's beautiful grounds rests a majestic Oak tree which offers hikers an ideal spot to pause for a short rest. Under this tree rests a splendid examble of a wooden, hand carved burial monument that was common during the 19th century. The monument marks the final ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Leah and Joseph Baker by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow