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Fall Creek

Fall Creek Kiln

Lime was manufactured at Fall Creek (now part of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park) in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The I.X.L. lime company first established a lime works here in the 1870s. In 1900 the facilities were acquired by the Henry Cowell Lime and Cement Company.

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I X L Lime Company

IXL Business Card

Business card, early 1890s

Bay Street

Bay Street

The pot kiln at the Bay Street entrance to the University of California, Santa Cruz. Lime kilns were first constructed here in the 1850s. The kilns are in the recently-designated Cowell Lime Works Historic District

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Kilns at Pogonip

The lime kilns at Pogonip (a greenbelt area within the City of Santa Cruz) date from the 1850s. They were probably not used after 1860.

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Adams Creek

Adams Creek

The lime kilns operated at this site on Adams Creek in Wilder Ranch State Park from 1858 to about 1909. A lime works was first established here by Samuel Adams. He later sold out to the firm of Davis and Cowell.

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All photos copyright 2007 by Frank A. Perry


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