Includes significant events in and around Felton Grove:
Oct. 1875: Opening of Santa Cruz and Felton Railroad (old Felton station) and San Lorenzo Flume.
Oct. 1876: A large party at Hager’s Grove (almost certainly Felton Grove, leased from Charles McLaughlin).
1877: Bridge built across San Lorenzo River between Felton and Grove (near site of current covered bridge.) Hager buys Snug Saloon.
May 1880: Opening of South Pacific Coast Railroad from Bay Area and San Jose to “New Felton” (entrance to Roaring Camp.)
Summer 1880: “Camp Felton” at Grove.
Dec. 1883: Charles McLaughlin Shot to Death in San Francisco.
1884: Eagle Fuse Factory destroyed by fire (at what’s now Graham Hill Rd and E. Zayante Rd.)
1885: Opening of Felton and Pescadero Railroad to Boulder Creek.
May 1885: George Treat reclaims Zayante Rancho in partnership with F.A. Hihn (see old map below.)
1891: Joseph Ball leases “Maple Grove” (Felton Grove) from Hihn and Treat.
Oct. 1892: Covered Bridge replaces old structure.
May 1895: Joseph Ball again in charge of the Felton Grove known as “Camp Felton”.