These were the Karkin Indians, so named by the Mexican commandante at Monterey from a like Greek word meaning “crab,” because of the great number of crabs found in the strait. So actually, the strait and bridge trace their names to the early Indian tribe of the region. Edwards’ original 1867 home is now a Calnia Registered Historical Landmark, No. 732, called the “Old Homestead.” The Crockett .Women’s-Club has worked endlessly to preserve the grounds restore the structure.
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