|Location of Jensen Siding, 1912. [US Geological Survey]|
|Patent image for sugar beet cultivator invented by C.P. Jensen and J.H. Rowe, 1899.|
Chris Jensen was seriously injured at Port Watsonville in 1906 when a riptide dashed him against one of the piles of the pier there, although he apparently recovered. His ultimate date of death is not known. The patent filing shows as a witness Julius C. Jensen, a man also referenced in the early 1900s as a Watsonville resident and a likely relative of Chris.
Geo-Coordinates & Access Rights:
The site of Jensen station is now occupied by an open field that sits alongside the Pajaro River beyond the end of Jensen Road. The right-of-way in this area has mostly eroded into the river itself, although traces of it remain and can be seen from Google Maps satellite imagery. Nothing survives of the stop itself and the property is currently privately owned.
Citations & Credits:
- Fabing, Horace W., and Rick Hamman. Steinbeck Country Narrow Gauge. Pruett, 1985.
- Santa Cruz Sentinel (Morning and Weekly), 1885-1930.