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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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Amelia Hinds took me to my first school [1857]. The school was located on Front St. and Soquel Ave.[20] in a small white house. It was a private school, eight dollars per month, taugh [taught] by an English ..." [More]

Excerpted from My Early Childhood Memories: Part Three by Sarah Hinton Gourley