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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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The Place on Laurel Street is one of the most popular books written on historical subjects in Santa Cruz County. It is the reproduction of a diary kept by Edgar Spalsbury during the years of 1876-77. It relates the daily life of one of the most picturesque characters to ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: "Judge" Edgar Spalsbury by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow