In 1868, the town of Felton, California, north of Santa Cruz in the redwood forest, was founded by Edward Stanly and Isaac Graham. Historians believe that the town was named by either Charles Norton Felton (1828-1914), a businessman and civic leader from Yuba County, and others offer evidence it was John Brooks Felton (1827-1877), a lawyer and mayor of Oakland.
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