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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