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John Sears

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DATE OF BIRTH
1823

DATE OF DEATH
6/18/1907

CAUSE OF DEATH
Pneumonia

HISTORY
The next stop is John Sears who came by steamer around the Horn in 1850 to seek gold. He went to the redwoods to operate a hotel near the sawmills. The town became known as "Searsville." By 1861 he moved to La Honda and built a house, hotel, and a blacksmith shop. The blacksmith shop became a State Historic Landmark and is now known as Applejacks.

MORE INFO
Historic Union Cemetery Page: John Sears

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