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1876 Patent for Santa Cruz Saw Mill

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1876 Patent for Santa Cruz Saw Mill
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No. 147. Office of the U.S. Assistant Treasurer. Dateline San Francisco, Sept. 27, 1876. James S. Howe of Santa Cruz has deposited $15 on account of Patent Fees for a Saw Mill. Signed by Wm. Freeman, U.S. Assistant Treasurer. 4.5 x 8" Stamped on the reverse. Very fine. We can find additional patent listings for Howe in 1872 for Saw-Sharpening Swages. Howe built the saw mill with his brother Henry Newcomb Howe in the 1850s after Henry had tried his luck in the Gold Rush. Both had come to California in 1849 around the Horn from Maine. The two operated the saw mill until 1861 when James bought his brother out. They dammed Webb Creek to create Upper Lake for his pressure-drive mill. James S. Howe passed away on Oct. 19th, 1904 and was buried in Santa Cruz. {Ref: History of the State of California, 1905 and Santa Cruz Sentinel, 1904] (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: Santa Cruz, California HWAC# 57665