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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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Two weeks after her marriage in 1876, Mary Hallock Foote reluctantly journeyed west with her new husband. It was with great difficulty that she left her closeknit Quaker family, sophisticated friends, and budding career as an illustrator. In her later memoirs she wrote, "No girl ever wanted less to 'go ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mary Hallock Foote, Writer and Illustrator. 1847-1938 by Edna E. Kimbro