Scotts Valley History Images

These are just a few images from Scotts Valley's past. Hopefully, more of our historical images can be located and be contributed to this collection.

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Joseph Ladd Majors
Joseph Ladd Majors (1804-1868) sold his San Agustin Rancho to Hiram Scott in the early 1850s. Majors was a trapper, distiller, ranchero, miller, and civic leader.

From the Maude Wyman Birkett Collection

For more information on the early days of Scotts Valley, click here.

Hiram Scott Painting
Portrait of Hiram Scott. In the background, there are gold miners and Indians. Hiram Scott befriended a Piute Indian family and provided employment for Captain Truckee, John Fremont's guide, until his death. He educated Truckee's grandchildren. Sara Winnemucca Truckee became a noted lecturer and author.

The painting was made by Hiram Scott's grandson, Al Scott.

Hiram Scott
Hiram Daniel Scott. 1823-1886. Native of Maine. Sailor, ship builder, miner, hotel owner, ferry owner, rancher, livery stable owner. Purchaser of the San Agustin rancho from Joseph Majors (1850-1852).

Courtesy of the Scott Family.

Captain Daniel Scott
Portrait of Captain Daniel Scott (circa 1860), father of Hiram D. Scott.

Courtesy of the Scott Family.

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