“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Davenport, California

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Santa Cruz is the county seat for Santa Cruz County
Davenport is in Santa Cruz County
      Santa Cruz County (227)  
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1California (Santa Cruz County), Davenport — Big Creek Light and Power Company
The third hydroelectric power plant in California, built by Fred Swanton, local promoter and founder of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, began operations on this site March of 1896. In the plant's final configuration, water from Big Creek, Boyer Creek . . . Map (db m100965) HM
2California (Santa Cruz County), Davenport — Davenport Jail
Built in 1914, the entire structure is made of Santa Cruz Portland Cement from the nearby Davenport Cement Plant. During its history, the two-cell jail saw little use in this peaceful community. It once held two boys from San Mateo while they . . . Map (db m100921) HM
3California (Santa Cruz County), Davenport — Don Gaspar de PortoláCañada de la Salud
Near this spot, October 20-23, 1769 Don Gaspar de Portolá And his land expedition, seeking Monterey Bay, camped for three days to rest those sick. Because of their rapid recovery, Father Crespi named the valley Cañada de la Salud On . . . Map (db m62418) HM
4California (Santa Cruz County), Davenport — Site of the Historic Foresters Hall1910 – 1997 Reported missing
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.Map (db m62416) HM
5California (Santa Cruz County), Davenport — St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church1915
Constructed of concrete by local workers Santa Cruz Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m62415) HM
6California (Santa Cruz County), Davenport — Swanton
The Ocean Shore Railway was Incorporated in May of 1905 to build a “road" along the coast from San Francisco to Santa Cruz via Half Moon Bay under the leadership of A.D. Bowen, J.D. Harvey, J.A. Folger, P.D. Martin, and others. A 26 mile . . . Map (db m62417) HM
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7California (Santa Cruz County), Davenport — Swanton Pacific RanchThe History of Swanton — As told by Al Smith, July, 1990 —
Indian Days Most of the Indian activity of the Central California Ohlone Tribe took place in the canyon or valley to the north, Waddell Creek. which runs east and west and has a greater beach area. Some evidence such as shell piles and . . . Map (db m106636) HM
8California (Santa Cruz County), Davenport — Washout 1997 to 2001
In 1998, the Swanton Pacific Railroad was blessed by Mother Nature. The high water floods caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon washed away about 200 feet of creek bank along Scotts Creek. The SPRR main line runs about one mile along the normally . . . Map (db m106639) HM
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Dec. 10, 2022