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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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Building the Carnegie Free Library, 1901-1904

[There were four grants from the Carnegie Corporation, between 1903 and 1921, for library construction-- a main library and three branch buildings. The Carnegie Free Library discussed here refers to the first Carnegie library built, which became the main library in Santa Cruz. RAP--ed.]

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Excerpted from The History of the Santa Cruz Public Library System: Part 3-- 1901-1904 by Margaret Souza