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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Davenport in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of the Historic Foresters Hall

1910 – 1997

 
 
Site of the Historic Foresters Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
1. Site of the Historic Foresters Hall Marker
Inscription. Dances, early motion pictures, and social affairs took place in the hall. The building played a significant role as a gathering place for Davenport’s first residents.
 
Location. 37° 0.666′ N, 122° 11.68′ W. Marker is in Davenport, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is at the intersection of Cabrillo Highway (State Highway 1) and Center Street on Cabrillo Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Cabrillo Highway, Davenport CA 95017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Davenport Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washout 1997 to 2001 (approx. 4 miles away); Swanton Pacific Ranch (approx. 4 miles away); Swanton (approx. 4.3 miles away); Big Creek Light and Power Company (approx. 4.6 miles away); Historic Lime Kilns (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Cremer House (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davenport.
 
Also see . . .  Early History of Davenport. Davenport was founded in 1868. The original town was about a mile to the north of the present location near El Jarro Point. In the beautiful cove
Site of the Historic Foresters Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
2. Site of the Historic Foresters Hall Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
at the mouth of Agua Puerca Creek, Captain John P. Davenport built a 450 foot wharf. Timber, tanbark , cordwood, and cedar posts were loaded from the wharf onto small sailing vessels and shipped to San Francisco.
(Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Davenport Jail, located behind the Foresters Gallery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
3. Davenport Jail, located behind the Foresters Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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