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Subject: Re: NEWSPAPERS COVERING WATSONVILLE IN 1870
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 03:14:02 EDT
Boyd: Here is a partial list of the microfilmed newspaper holdings of the
Watsonville Public Library. I will copy and mail you the full sheet, but
thought I would post the papers available for the years in which you are
Pajaro Times, 1863 - 1871
The Pajaronian, 1868 - 1870
Watsonville Pajaronian, 1870 - 1874; 1874 - 1878
Pajaro Times, 1864 - 1865
Pajaro Valley Times, 1865 - 1866
Santa Cruz and Pajaro Times, 1866 - 1867
Santa Cruz County Times, 1867
Pajaronian and Watsonville Pajaronian, 1868 - 1870; 1870 - 1874...and more
years of this paper.
A bonus at this library is that microfilm copies are at no charge! They
apparently found it to be too much bother to collect fees from patrons for
this, and don't have coin-operated film copiers. They also have a fairly
good reference section with local and California books, and a good selection,
in their circulating library, of Californiana.
Will let you know later about newspapers in Santa Cruz.
In a message dated 6/1/99 10:16:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Hi, Boyd:
I will check later this week in the Watsonville Public Library to see when
the Watsonville newspapers started. Before 1900 they are not complete as
as years covered. There is no index that I know of, so locating an article
over a two to four year span would not be easy. The papers have been
and might be ordered through interlibrary loan if you want to read them
yourself. Another source might be the Santa Cruz newspaper of the time.
Could be the Surf; I can check this, too.
In a message dated 6/1/99 1:21:48 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
My great-grandfather, Andrew J. Compton, was a Presbyterian minister in
Watsonville between 1867 and 1872. A church history entry says he was
"severely stoned by natives of Mexico " while in this assignment. Are
there newspapers of the time (probably 1870-72) that might have an article
about this event