Friday, October 4, 2013

Happy Birthday JC Hawver

In Auburn, California, there is a person of local historical interest that happens to be my wife's 4th great uncle, and today is his birthday. He is Dr. JC Hawver, a dentist back in the late 1800s to early 1900s. He also made some paleontology discoveries in a cave in the area, and now that cave is named after him.

His house was abandoned, and a few years ago it was torn down to expand the parking lot for an In-N-Out Burger. But they put a plaque to commemorate him. However whoever wrote the inscription got his name wrong. His middle name was not Carpenter, it was Christopher. I read somewhere that they plan on correcting the error.

JC Hawver Plaque close up

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