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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 was originally incorporated as a city in 1866 under a special act of the State Legislature. With the construction of transportation facilities, Santa Cruz became an attraction to tourists because of its fine beaches and beautiful scenery. The San Jose-Capitola Turnpike, constructed about 1870, permitted easier ..." [More]

Excerpted from History of the Sewerage System of the City of Santa Cruz