Recent Changes for "Davisville Land Company" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Davisville_Land_CompanyRecent Changes of the page "Davisville Land Company" on Davis Wiki.en-us Davisville Land Companyhttp://daviswiki.org/Davisville_Land_Company2010-01-29 21:20:35JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davisville Land Company<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The president of the Davisville Land Company, Dr. DeWitt Rice, sketched out a 32 block grid that became our ["downtown"] in 1868. DeWitt, a pharmacist, was following a common practice to create towns, and Davisville at that time resembled many other towns scattered along the fast growing <span>rail system</span>. Use of the land and construction began in May 1868, with the plat being officially recorded on November 28th of that year. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The president of the Davisville Land Company, Dr. DeWitt Rice, sketched out a 32 block grid that became our ["downtown"] in 1868. DeWitt, a pharmacist, was following a common practice to create towns, and Davisville at that time resembled many other towns scattered along the fast growing <span>["railroad tracks" rail system]</span>. Use of the land and construction began in May 1868, with the plat being officially recorded on November 28th of that year. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davisville Land Companyhttp://daviswiki.org/Davisville_Land_Company2010-01-29 21:13:25JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davisville Land Company<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + <br> + The '''Davisville Land Company''' was a holding company created by the ["California Pacific Railroad"] to handle the land that the Davis family defaulted on (yes, all of Davis was build on land from a defaulted mortgage). The mortgage was taken out on November 1st, 1867, but the drought and flooding that caused them to need the mortgage did not allow them to make payment, and they defaulted that next year. The DLC was given 200 acres of the land to develop a town, including the now uninhabited farm.<br> + <br> + The president of the Davisville Land Company, Dr. DeWitt Rice, sketched out a 32 block grid that became our ["downtown"] in 1868. DeWitt, a pharmacist, was following a common practice to create towns, and Davisville at that time resembled many other towns scattered along the fast growing rail system. Use of the land and construction began in May 1868, with the plat being officially recorded on November 28th of that year.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>