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A Walk Through Time: The 1898 Powder Mill Explosion, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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Limestone, by Henry G. Hubbard
This company was organized in 1922 and took over the old Caplatzi quarry which had been operated on a small ... [Read more]

Except at the plant of the Pacific Limestone Products Company [more information in the article on limestone] where a small ... [Read more]

The Bernard Peyton Mansion, by Barry Brown
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The California Powder Works, situated on the San Lorenzo River two and a half miles north of the city of ... [Read more]

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The first Europeans to set foot in the Monterey Bay area, the sole domain of Native Americans for thousands of ... [Read more]

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The first Europeans to set foot in the Monterey Bay area, the sole domain of Native Americans for thousands of ... [Read more]

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The Cannons, by Barry Brown
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The Charcoal Retorts, by Barry Brown
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The Corning Mill, by Barry Brown
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The Covered Bridge, by Barry Brown
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CPW Railroad Entrance, by Barry Brown
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Dedication, by Barry Brown
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The First C.P.W. Office, by Barry Brown
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Glaze Mill #1, by Barry Brown
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The Great Explosion of 1898, by Barry Brown
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The Liberty Flag Pole, by Barry Brown
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Over-Gear Wheel Mill #2, by Barry Brown
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The Pack House, by Barry Brown
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The Paper Mill Dam, by Barry Brown
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The Powder House, by Barry Brown
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The Powder Magazine, by Barry Brown
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The Powder Mill Creek, by Barry Brown
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A Powder Works Home, by Barry Brown
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The Powder Works Village, by Barry Brown
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The Press Mill, by Barry Brown
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The San Lorenzo Paper Mill, by Barry Brown
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The Smokeless Powder Plant, by Barry Brown
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The Steam Mills, by Barry Brown
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The Tin House, by Barry Brown
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Under-Gear Wheel Mill #8, by Barry Brown
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The Washington Pathway, by Barry Brown
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For thirty-six years he lived quietly on a small homestead which was located atop a wooded hill at the end of Branciforte Drive in the Vine Hill district. When he died in 1893 he was a wizened old man bent low with age, sporting a balding pate and grizzled ..." [More]

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