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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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As the Pajaro Valley Fruit Exchange is, like a single American coin, but "one of many" of the institutions engaged in the packing and shipping of apples, its experience will serve to illustrate the wonderful increase in that line of business.

The following firms are also engaged in handling the ..." [More]

Excerpted from Shippers and Shipments of Apples [in 1894-95]