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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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In Memoriam for Helen Weston,
from her friends, The Phil Reader family

 

PREFACE

Sailors of African ancestry

were crew members aboard most of the vessels which explored the coast of California during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Negro trappers and adventurers

like ..." [More]

Excerpted from To Know My Name: A Chronological History of African Americans in Santa Cruz County by Phil Reader