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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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It can rightfully be said that Cora Drew was a young lady of exceptional courage and insight, and she would prove it beyond the shadow of a doubt during that desolate spring in 1877.

Her parents were Wallace and Sophia Drew, both natives of Canaan, Somerset County, Maine, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Voices of the Heart: Cora E. Drew, Poetess of the Plague by Phil Reader