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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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SANTA CRUZ -- One of the county's oldest businesses, 145-year-old Salz Leathers, will close by the end of the year.

The landmark business along the San Lorenzo River just north of Highway 1 has been family owned since it was the Kullman-Salz Tannery in 1917. It is the seventh-largest company ..." [More]

Excerpted from Salz Leathers Folds Up Shop: Landmark Business to Close this Year by Heather Boerner