From the pages of the Crescent City American, November 1927.
As we were driving out the Elk Valley Road Sunday, we chanced to see Joe Christensen pruning dahlias in the front yard of a farm house below the road. We stopped the car and enquired what mission brought him in that part of the woods, and his reply was that he owned the ranch and was living there. He told us that he had bought the place, which consists of 50 acres, from Glenn Robinson the forepart of September.
Mr. Christensen stated among other things that he intended putting in three acres of strawberries in the spring and would also go into the vegetable raising business with a view to starting a cannery sometime in the future. This is something that is needed here, he said, and he is of the belief that a vegetable and berry cannery can be operated on a paying basis.
Van’s Auto Camp sold
A deal was closed here this week whereby Mr. and Mrs. John B. Endert become the owners of Van’s Auto Camp, which was built in the spring of last year by J.M. Van Cleave, and under his operation since that time.
This camp is one of the finest on the coast and contains 24 cabins. There are 30 buildings in all and it is understood that Mr. and Mrs. Endert plan some extensive improvements after they take over the business on Monday, which will include a store at the road where groceries and lunches will be served to the tourist trade.