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    • 1890 Alma

    • Camping; Santa Cruz Mountains
    • Postcard is entitled,"Camping in the redwoods, Alma, CA." Alma was a logging town between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. After a reservoir was constructed in 1953, Alma and surrounding towns were demolished. During normal CA weather conditions the...
    • Lexington School 1910

    • Santa Cruz Mountains; Schools
    • Founded in 1859, Lexington School was the first to be established in the area. John Pennell Henning, owner of two lumber mills in the redwoods near Lexington, donated the lumber for the school and for a temperance hall that was built near Alma. ...
    • 1915 Alma

    • Business enterprises; Santa Cruz Mountains
    • Alma was established in 1871, originally called Forest House. It was located about a mile south of Lexington. At one time, the road between Lexington and Alma was filled with saloons. MTN003
    • Alma College

    • Education; Santa Cruz Mountains; Schools
    • What became Alma College was first designed by Colonel S.H. Knowles in the 1880's. The Bonanza King James Flood built a mansion here in 1894. The property was sold to Dr. H.L. Trevis in 1906 and was owned by that family until 970 acres were sold by...
    • Alma POS291

    • Postcards; Santa Cruz Mountains; Street scenes; Villages
    • "Street Scene, Alma, Santa Cruz Mts. California." Alma Store, horse & buggy, early automobile and farm machinery. POS291
    • Alma Store

    • General stores; Santa Cruz Mountains
    • Alma Store - On the right is Old Santa Cruz highway, with a railroad crossing sign. The barrels on the freight wagons probably held wine. The woman in the photograph is the daughter of Mr. Osmer, who owned the store. FRA002
    • Alma Fire Station - Firemen

    • Fire fighters; Santa Cruz Mountains
    • Firemen from the Alma Fire Station are lined up in front of their fleet of trucks. The fifth man from the left is Dick Wall, who became the Fire Chief of the Los Gatos Fire Dept. FRA013
    • Alma College

    • Education; Santa Cruz Mountains
    • In 1934 the Society of Jesus purchased the estate of Dr. Harry Tevis.This estate became Alma College. Here members of the Jesuit Society received the last 4 years of their training. The operation was terminated in 1967 when the College moved to...
    • 1906 Alma Bridge

    • Bridges; Structures
    • Image of stone bridge which crossed the Los Gatos Creek near Alma, south of Los Gatos. BRG024
    • Flood estate

    • Residences
    • Dr. Harry L. Tevis bought this property from the Flood estate (James Clair Flood, son of the "Bonanza King" of Comstock Lode fame) in 1906. "In July of 1894 Mr. Flood, to gratify his wife, bought Alma Dale, a pretty place of 50 acres." He bought...
    • Alma College

    • Automobiles; Universities & colleges; Vehicles
    • Dr. Harry L. Tevis' Locomobile is shown parked at Alma College. The Locomobile was one of the most expensive cars in America. It was built from 1899 - 1929. The car pictured here is perhaps a mid teens model. The Jesuit Order bought the Tevis...
    • Alma College

    • Automobiles; Men; Universities & Colleges; Vehicles
    • Mr. L.J. Cornell in a Simplex automobile - August 6, 1921. The car belonged to Dr. Harry Tevis in pre Alma College days. NVC037
    • Alma view from the Novitiate

    • Santa Cruz Mountains; Views
    • A view of Alma from the Novitiate. Black Road is in the foreground; Bear Creek Road is going up the hill. Bear Creek Road was formerly Dougherty Road. Train tracks are in the lower center. NVC040

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