Inverson Cabin Site

Inverson Cabin Site (HMZ91)

Location: La Honda, CA 94020 San Mateo County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 14.742', W 122° 12.784'

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At this site stood the cabin of Christian Iverson the first european settler of record. Built in the 1860's, the cabin was constructed of hand split redwood and had two rooms. It stood until the Loma Prieta Earthquakde of 1989.

Iverson made his living in the area splitting redwood shakes, working for local famers, doing road work, and other odd jobs. Iverson had an eventful past working as a pony express rider and as a stage coach shotgun guard.

The most famous of these events was a shoot out with Captain Harry Love in the streets of Santa Clara. Captain Love was the former head of the California Rangers, who were responsible for the capture of the famous outlaw Joaquin Murrietta. At the time of the shootout, Iverson was working as a bodyguard and foreman for Mrs. Love much to the displeasure of her husband. Harry Love attempted to ambush and kill Iverson, but in the ensuing gun fight Iverson received only minor wounds. However, in the exchange of gunfire Iverson shot Harry Love who died from his injuries. Mrs. Love died later of gunshot wounds she received during the fight.
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HM NumberHMZ91
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 4:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 569792 N 4122419
Decimal Degrees37.24570000, -122.21306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.742', W 122° 12.784'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 44.52" N, 122° 12' 47.04" W
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Area Code(s)650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-598 Iverson Trail, La Honda CA 94020, US
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