Timeline: 1875 – 1895

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”.

Felton Grove area where Zayante Creek and San Lorenzo River meet. George Treat owner. 1800's

Felton Grove area where Zayante Creek and San Lorenzo River meet. George Treat owner. 1800’s

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