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  • Santa Cruz Kilns, Rock Piles and Koi Pond - Weird California
    Santa Cruz Kilns, Rock Piles and Koi Pond - Weird California

    Sep 09, 2020 UCSC Lime Kilns. 936 Coolidge Drive, Santa Cruz, California 95064. Pogonip Lime Kilns and Rock Piles. Lime Kiln Trail, Santa Cruz, California 95060. Koi Pond. Spring Box Trail, Santa Cruz, California 95060. Pogonip Kilns. I n Santa Cruz, you can check out several lime kilns located on the college campus, and then after that, hike into the

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  • LIME KILN CHRONICLES - University of California, Santa
    LIME KILN CHRONICLES - University of California, Santa

    initially. On May 4, 1915, the Santa Cruz Evening News reported, “Mr. Cowell enjoys a splendid wharfage rate on lime and he can ship from his kilns at Rincon by water at Santa Cruz without any other terminal charges.” On July 8, 1915, the paper noted, “A [railroad] carload of lime and

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  • Gypsy Atlas: Ruins in the Redwoods: Lime Kilns at Henry
    Gypsy Atlas: Ruins in the Redwoods: Lime Kilns at Henry

    Nov 08, 2012 The redhead held a pet carrier with two cockatiels in it. Lime Kilns, Henry Cowell State Park. Photo by JL Aronson. When we reached a clearing, the limekiln ruins emerged like storybook castles from the forest, moss-covered crumbling stone walls with arches leading to the kilns. Built in 1870 to extract lime from the forest, the kilns were used

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  • Lime Kilns of Big Sur - Weird California
    Lime Kilns of Big Sur - Weird California

    Lime Kilns of Big Sur. Limekiln State Park, Big Sur, California 93920. Lime Kilns at Limekiln State Park on Highway 1. A long Highway 1 as you travel between Monterey and San Luis Obispo, south of Big Sur lies Limekiln State Park. On the western part there's the beach, consisting of some campsites nearby, while on the eastern side of the

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  • First Day Hike to the limekilns of Felton’s Fall Creek
    First Day Hike to the limekilns of Felton’s Fall Creek

    Jan 01, 2017 When oil-fueled lime kilns were introduced, the Fall Creek operation closed for good in 1919. ... Back in the 1960s and 1970s, locals used to steal cars in Santa Cruz, joyride them and then send

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  • Pogonip | City of Santa Cruz
    Pogonip | City of Santa Cruz

    The limestone kilns are still intact and the roadbed is visible at several locations. Pogonip was once part of the extensive Cowell Ranch, originally purchased for its lime and timber resources. Portions of the ranch were converted to livestock operations as the lumber was depleted and demand for lime declined by the turn of the century

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  • Fall Creek Unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
    Fall Creek Unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

    Most of the workers lived in cabins around the kilns and barrel mill, but a few lived in Felton. The lime produced from the IXL quarry was high-grade and bore the brand name IXL Diamond Lime. During its peak years, the quarry produced 50,000 barrels of lime a year, over 1/3 of the total production of lime in Santa Cruz County

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  • Spring Trail to Spring Box Trail | Santa Cruz
    Spring Trail to Spring Box Trail | Santa Cruz

    Spring Trail to Spring Box Trail to Lime Kiln Trail to Spring Trail 3 miles; 60 minutes; easy to moderate. Starting from the Spring Street entrance, Spring Trail—basically flat, wide and picturesque—makes for a snazzy in-and-out that’s really popular with runners and dogwalkers.It wends through oak and madrone forest, stands of fragrant redwood and open areas with

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  • Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Monterey Bay: Freight
    Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Monterey Bay: Freight

    Nov 09, 2018 But the second is the lime industry, the remnants of which still are scattered across the Santa Cruz Mountains. Felton was a hotbed of lime quarrying in the 1860s and 1870s, initiated by the efforts of Eben Bennett, who also ran and helped finance the toll road between Felton and Santa Cruz in order to bring his lime products to port more

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  • Vocal Vineyards
    Vocal Vineyards

    A deep sea trench that is a feature of the geological event that shaped the Salinas valley and the Santa Cruz Mtn Range, resulting in cold upwelling of water - fog and wind is abundant in a region statistically a desert due to low average rainfall. ... the Enz Vineyard is the only planting in the Lime Kiln Valley AVA. Sabroso is a Spanish

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  • Tragedy closed Olema lime kilns - Point Reyes Light
    Tragedy closed Olema lime kilns - Point Reyes Light

    Jan 04, 2018 The Calera limestone itself was likely connected to a much larger deposit in the Santa Cruz area but broke off as the Point Reyes Peninsula was pushed north along the San Andreas fault. The men used the kilns to burn the stone down to lime, a hot commodity in San Francisco, where brick buildings built after fires required lime mortar

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  • Cultural History - CA State Parks
    Cultural History - CA State Parks

    In the early 1900s, Cowell operated lime kilns at four locations in Santa Cruz County. There was a lime works on Adams Creek (now part of Wilder Ranch State Park), on Fall Creek (now part of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park), and in Santa Cruz (at what is now the entrance to the University of California campus)

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  • Best Trails in Felton | AllTrails
    Best Trails in Felton | AllTrails

    #1 - Fall Creek to Lime Kilns Trail. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. easy (1086) Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m. This is a great visit to the industrial legacy of the Bay Area amid a lush redwood forest north of Santa Cruz. There is not much left of the 19th century lime processing industry of the San Francisco Bay Area. Processing lime, a

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  • Wanderlust: The wondrous world of marble at UC-Santa Cruz
    Wanderlust: The wondrous world of marble at UC-Santa Cruz

    Aug 18, 2009 To learn more, go to limeworks.ucsc.edu or read two wonderful books: “The Natural History of the UC Santa Cruz Campus,” edited by Tonya M. Haff, and “Lime Kiln Legacies” by Frank A. Perry

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  • Abandoned Lime Kilns in Santa Cruz County » Santa
    Abandoned Lime Kilns in Santa Cruz County » Santa

    Aug 21, 2019 In 1884 Santa Cruz County had become one of the largest Lime producers in the country. The kilns produced a third of California’s lime supply and three-quarters of the lime for San Francisco. Many of the buildings in San Francisco were brought into existence by the lime in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz lime had a reputation for being of fine quality. It helped build

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  • Hike to the Pogonip Historic Limekiln in Santa Cruz
    Hike to the Pogonip Historic Limekiln in Santa Cruz

    Tucked away in the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park lays a piece Santa Cruz’ crumbling history: the Pogonip Historic Limekilns. These limekilns were built by crewmembers for industrialist business-tycoon Henry Cowell

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  • Friends of the Cowell Lime Works
    Friends of the Cowell Lime Works

    May 20, 2020 Lime was manufactured in the late 1800s and early 1900s on the land that is now home to the University of California, Santa Cruz. The historic district that the Friends of the Lime Works supports includes four lime kilns, the cooperage (where barrels were made), the hay barn, cookhouse, limeworker cabins, Cardiff house, and many other historic structures

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  • Historic Lime Kilns of UCSC - Santa Cruz Waves
    Historic Lime Kilns of UCSC - Santa Cruz Waves

    Jun 29, 2015 Lime was an essential building material in late 19th century California, and Santa Cruz was at that time one of the state’s most important lime-producing regions. Limerock was fired in giant kilns to convert it into lime, which was a key ingredient in mortar, plaster, whitewash, and many other industrial products

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  • The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon
    The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon

    The Laguna limekilns and quarries are located in Santa Cruz County, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, in Bonny Doon, California, approximately 5 road miles west of Felton. The site is within the southeast quarter of section 13 of township 10 S, range 3 W; and the western half of section 18 of township 10 S, range 2W

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  • Limekiln Street - Santa Cruz - LocalWiki
    Limekiln Street - Santa Cruz - LocalWiki

    Prior to 1866 there was a ROAD above Mission Street in Santa Cruz with a similar name. That historic road became High Street. There is no connection between the two roads except by name. Limekiln is one word, but some maps may show it as Lime Kiln St. Limekiln Street viewed from the corner of Fern Street. Bike-Friendliness

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  • Pogonip Part Two: Lime Kilns, Secret ... - Santa Cruz
    Pogonip Part Two: Lime Kilns, Secret ... - Santa Cruz

    Apr 09, 2015 Lime Kilns. Abandoned fern covered lime kilns riddle the land that make up Pogonip and the UCSC campus. In the early 1800s lime kiln companies in Santa Cruz viciously fought for business to sell to the leading buyer of lime for construction in San Francisco

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  • The Secrets of UCSC’s Trail System | Good Times
    The Secrets of UCSC’s Trail System | Good Times

    Aug 01, 2017 Lime Kilns. In the 1880s, Santa Cruz was lime central. Abandoned lime kilns and quarry sites are scattered throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, especially in Pogonip and around the campus of UCSC. Ferns and mosses now shroud the walls of most of the kilns, and it takes a keen eye and an adventurous spirit to find them all

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  • Santa Cruz, CA: Fall Creek to Lime Kilns - Backpacker
    Santa Cruz, CA: Fall Creek to Lime Kilns - Backpacker

    Sep 20, 2013 WPT007. Location: 37.058712, -122.0971375. Reach the remnants of several limestone kilns, which generated major business in 19th-century Santa Cruz–and a fortune for Henry Cowell and other California entrepreneurs. After exploring this area, make a U-turn and retrace steps back to the trailhead. Beginning of the Bennett Creek Trail

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  • Cowell Lime Works Historic District - Santa Cruz, California
    Cowell Lime Works Historic District - Santa Cruz, California

    Kiln workers standing between cooperage (right) and kilns Cowell Lime Works Historic District Cowell Lime Works, rst decades of 20th century. View to the vital building material northeast. Cooperage (#8) and kilns (#9, #10) in foreground at left, workers cabins (#6) and Barn H (#17) at far right. Note massive pile of cordwood (fuel for the

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  • The history of lime kilns in Santa Cruz shared at UCSC
    The history of lime kilns in Santa Cruz shared at UCSC

    Aug 08, 2009 Today historic lime kilns at UC Santa Cruz, Wilder Ranch, Fall Creek and Pogonip are quiet reminders of Santa Cruz County”s lime industry. This weekend, the Friends of the Cowell Lime Works of

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  • The Secrets of UCSC’s Trail System | Good Times Santa Cruz
    The Secrets of UCSC’s Trail System | Good Times Santa Cruz

    Aug 01, 2017 Lime Kilns. In the 1880s, Santa Cruz was lime central. Abandoned lime kilns and quarry sites are scattered throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, especially in Pogonip and around the campus of UCSC. Ferns and mosses now shroud the walls of most of the kilns, and it takes a keen eye and an adventurous spirit to find them all

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  • Walk, Wag, and Wine Taste Through Santa Cruz County
    Walk, Wag, and Wine Taste Through Santa Cruz County

    We love looking at Santa Cruz County through a historical lens. From the impeccably restored 19th century Victorians to old lime kilns that helped build San Francisco, Santa Cruz County has many unique and historical treasures waiting to be discovered, enjoyed, and sniffed – sniffed? Yes! Bring the pup along as you walk, wag, wine

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  • Hike Through Santa Cruz County History - Visit Santa Cruz
    Hike Through Santa Cruz County History - Visit Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz County’s lime production accounted for a third of California’s supply and three-quarters of San Francisco’s, but the business came at a cost: each of the three kilns burned for three to four days, requiring 70 cords of wood—redwood—to produce 1,000 barrels of lime

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  • Economic Development of the City of Santa Cruz, 1850
    Economic Development of the City of Santa Cruz, 1850

    Industrial remnants, such as the lime kilns located at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the buildings of the Salz tannery, can be counted on one hand. They are in danger, through ... Santa Cruz County, that of lime production. In the 1850s two engineers from Massachusetts, A

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  • How To Hike The Lime Kiln Trail In Fall Creek Unit, Felton
    How To Hike The Lime Kiln Trail In Fall Creek Unit, Felton

    The Lime Kiln Trail leads you on a journey through an ancient redwood forest to old overgrown industrial ruins. This is one of the most popular day hikes near Santa Cruz that offers amazing views and a look into this region’s history.. The Fall Creek to Lime Kilns Trail is just over 3 miles long and passes creeks, wooden bridges, giant redwood groves, and remnants of a lime

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