Seacliff Shack of Paul Woodside

Paul Woodside lived on the side of a cliff at Seacliff in 1925 (note the corn planted at the base of the cliff). He is remembered for a shoot-out with Sheriff Howard Trafton and Undersheriff Richard Rountree. All three men died after the struggle and attempted arrest of Woodside.
Date: 1925
  • Seacliff
  • 1920s
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Identifier: LH-scpl-559

Related Articles

  • "Dangerous and Demented: Cops underestimated resolve of 'squatter' Paul Woodside," by Carolyn Swift. Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 16, 2000.


“Seacliff Shack of Paul Woodside.” 1925. SCPL Local History. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.