Santa Cruz County History - Making a Living

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon
by Robert W. Piwarzyk

Research Bibliography

[This article is excerpted from a manuscript titled, "The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon," pp. 44-45. The maps, drawings, and photos of the manuscript are not included on this site. The manuscript is copyrighted 1996 by the author. It is used here with permission.]

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Felton Library Files

  1. Fikes, Edith. Felton librarian notes. Copy in "Early History of San Lorenzo Valley" album and in Limekiln file. January, 1973.

Santa Cruz County Surveyor Files

  1. Road Petitions, Plats, Maps: A2-45 (No Date), A4-157 (?), & A80-222 (1911), and Viewers Report No. 64 (1901) Concerning Lime Kiln Road and Ice Cream Grade.

Oral Interviews

  1. Andreasen, John. Neighbor who encountered an old timer who said he hauled limestone to the kilns on Laguna Creek from a quarry to the west. Conducted by Robert W. Piwarzyk. Bonny Doon, 1995.
  2. Jensen, Kenneth. Author of "The Lime Industry of Santa Cruz County. Conducted by Robert W. Piwarzyk. Bonny Doon, 1995.
  3. Trotts, Ruth Adams. Granddaughter of Reverend Phelps R Adams, early resident of Bonny Doon. Mrs. Trotts visited Bonny Doon as a young girl and traveled Ice Cream Grade. Conducted by Nancy Andreasen. Santa Cruz, 1985.
  4. Wildhagen, Ernest. Visited his uncle in Bonny Doon and traveled Ice Cream Grade as a young boy. Conducted by Robert W. Piwarzyk. Bonny Doon, 1996.

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