A cabinet containing Laura Hecox's shell collection. Laura Hecox, the lightkeeper, turned one room of the lighthouse into a small museum. In 1904, she donated her collections to the City of Santa Cruz. Out of her collections grew the present Santa Cruz City Natural History Museum.
Place: Santa Cruz city
Sources of Information: Museum of Natural History; Koch. p. 103.
Related Article: Laura J.F. Hecox, Lighthouse Keeper and Naturalist
Original size: 8 1/2" x 4 1/2"
This photograph is courtesy of the Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History.