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Santa Cruz was the birthplace of California's temperance movement. But beyond the whiskey-induced revelries of the county alcohol trade lies ... [Read more]

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Dave Boffman was born in a slave's cabin located on a large cotton plantation in Lincoln County, Kentucky. As a young man, he was married to a fellow slave known only as Matilda and they had six children together.

Boffman's master, Newt Boughman, got wind of gold fever in 1851 ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: "Uncle" Dave Boffman by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow