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Caroline Crane Briggs papers
mssHM 66250-66299  
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Correspondence by Caroline Crane Briggs, chiefly to her children Sophia Crane Ristine and Benjamin Crane, from her home in La Crescenta, California.
Caroline Crane Briggs and her second husband Dr. Benjamin B. Briggs moved to California from Indiana in 1878 (she had previously lived in Crawfordsville, Indiana, with her first husband Abiathar Crane). She and Dr. Briggs moved to southern California where they bought land and helped establish the city of La Crescenta. Dr. Briggs chose the name La Crescenta after three crescents or mountain peaks he observed from his home; however, it is not Spanish for crescent.
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