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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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Born in 1829 to a seafaring family at Falkirk, Scotland, Joseph Roberts was a natural sailor and journeyman. His life was marked with exciting adventures and travels across the world.

At the age of 15, Roberts packed his sea bag for what was supposed to be a six-year journey of ..." [More]

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