Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


W. D. CRUIKSHANK is a son of W. T. Cruikshank. He was born in Fresno County, California, and came with his parents, in 1872, to Monterey County. It was he that discovered the famous "Cruikshank Mine" on April 7, 1887. Finding gold in the gulch below he traced it up until he located the ledge. He is a part owner in the mine, and an enterprising young man, with great force of character.

Source: Monterey County : its general features, resources, attractions, and inducements to investors and home seekers. Salinas, Calif.: E.S. Harrison, 1889, 89 pgs.