Holcomb, Nathaniel

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Nathaniel Holcomb was a Soquel farmer who, in 1858, at a meeting in Soquel headed by judge Henry Rice was chosen as one of the members of a committee assigned to investigate the feasibility of constructing a "turnpike" (toll road) from Soquel to the summit. Also on the committee were Elihu Anthony, F. A. Hihn, S. A. Bartlett, and John Hames (Rowland, p.73-74). The turnpike was built that year, with Holcomb as president of the road company, following roughly the same route as today's Soquel-San Jose Road.

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