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Inventory of the Santa Cruz Portland Cement Company Records
MS 303  
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Description
This collection contains two ledger books from the Santa Cruz Portland Cement Company and one folder of miscellaneous business papers from 1928-1930.
Background
Eleven miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1, sits Davenport, the home of Pacific Cement and Aggregates, Inc, since 1965, Lone Star Industries Inc. The company started out in 1906 as the Santa Cruz Portland Cement Company when it bought the ancient kilns and lime strata developed by John Q. Packard and F. W. Billing. By 1907, the company had built its plant on it 6000 acre site about a mile below Davenport Landing, and the name of Davenport was given to the new cement company town that began to develop.
Extent
2 flats
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.