Adams, Samuel

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Former 49er Samuel Adams bought 200 acres to the west of the Davis & Jordan lands and began his own quarrying/lime-making operation in 1858. To avoid paying to use the Davis & Jordan wharf, Adams built a wagon road down to Russian Landing (now Wilder Beach), so named because it was on land belonging to "the Russian", Jose (nee Josef) Bolcoff. Adams’ road is today the main road into the upcountry of Wilder Ranch State Park. The ruins of the lime operation are still visible on what used to be known as Gray Whale Ranch, before it was added to the State Park.