James Van Duzen

Owner of Local Grain Mill


James Van Duzen was a member of the Gregg and Southard parties. In 1860 he led a group of men to massacre the local Wiyot tribe and claim their lands. Van Duzen operates one of the largest farms in the area, as well as the local Grain Mill. Many of New Opportunities residents live in small shacks on the Van Duzen property.


James Van Duzen

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