Faye Ellis Collection

A collection of articles, letters, maps, and photos describing the San Lorenzo Valley.


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About this Collection

A collection of articles, letters, maps, and photos describing the San Lorenzo Valley.

Faye Ellis moved to the San Lorenzo Valley in 1974, and started collecting a wealth of information on the history of this part of Santa Cruz County. Her research materials, covering the period from the 1840’s to the 1940’s, include interviews, photographs, biographies, family history charts, newspaper clippings, facts about businesses and buildings, and ephemera (newsletters, brochures, maps, etc.).

Only a small portion of her records have been digitized and added here.

See "Special Collections" for more information on how to access this material.

This project is supported by the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Items in Faye Ellis Collection

Fairview Manor

Fairview Manor

Bed and Breakfast on two and one-half secluded acres by the River...in the Santa Cruz Mountains!

Date: 1983 [?]
Type: PAM

Bed-and-breakfast inn opens doors

A bed-and-breakfast inn, the first in the San Lorenzo Valley, has opened its doors to the public.

Fairview Manor, a five-bedroom inn at the corner of Fairview Avenue and Fillmore Street in Ben Lomond, opened for business two weekends ago on the 2…

Date: 1983-05-18
Source: Valley Press

Fairview Manor: Bed and Breakfast by the river in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Unknown to perhaps most local San Lorenzo Valley locals, a European-style bed and breakfast inn is today comfortably nestled just off Highway 9 on the site of what was once the famous "turn-of-the-century" Ben Lomond Hotel.

Date: 1984-05-23

Ben Lomond Light Company

SIXTH:-That the amount of the Capital Stock of said Corporation is TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS, and the number of shares into which it is divided, is TWO THOUSAND of the par value of ONE DOLLAR each.


Date: 1900-11-01

Historic Forest Pools For Sale

The search is on for someone willing to dive into the historic Forest Pools.

Date: 1986-05-21
Source: Valley Press
Type: NEWS

Evans Rest, circa 1947

Shown on a postcard dated March 24, 1947 is this wooded trail leading to the old Evans Rest resort at Boulder Creek.

Date: 1947-03-24
Type: NEWS

First Electrical Illumination

Our people were surprised and delighted Thursday evening some time after dark when...the town was...illuminated by the unexpected turning on of the electric current from the new Eimer electric works.

Date: 1903-02-21
Source: Mountain Echo
Type: NEWS

Dougherty School District
Letter in unnamed paper from James Dougherty regarding Dougherty School District.

Date: 1893-11-18
Type: NEWS

Dougherty School Teachers
Names of teachers at Dougherty School from 1889 to 1915.

Date: Undated
Type: NOTE

Electricity on Tap: Is promised to Ben Lomond and Boulder Creek

...It was not until late last week that Mr. H.F. Anderson, while in Santa Cruz, learned that the Big Creek [Power Co.] did not do a retail lighting business at all, and would not offer the electric fluid to his charming little town excepting on a…

Date: 1900-05-05
Source: Mountain Echo [?]
Type: NEWS