Archive for September, 2009

Dawn Redwood

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

If you wander up Wall  Street to just before it makes a sharp turn to intersect Bridge Street, you can see a dawn redwood (metasequoia glyptostroboides). It’s located across the street from the windmill. This tree has a most interesting history. (more…)

Elmer Rigdon

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Elmer Scott Rigdon was the third of four sons born to Rufus Rigdon and Indiana (sometimes called India) Scott Rigdon. Scott Rock was named for Greenup Scott, Indiana’s older brother. In the 1860s, Rufus and Indiana homesteaded a 145 acre parcel on the north side of Santa Rosa Creek just east of Cambria’s east village. Today, Fog’s End Bed and Breakfast stands in the southwest corner of the property. Elmer was born there on July 16, 1868. (more…)