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An Excursion up the Coast, by Eliza W. Farnham
Eliza W. Farnham, who promoted social reform, became matron of the women's section of Sing Sing Prison in 1844. Despite ... [Read more]

Journey to San Francisco, by Eliza W. Farnham
We had been but little more than a month settled before it became necessary for me to go to San ... [Read more]

Planting Potatoes, by Eliza W. Farnham
The great labor of seed-time, in which Geordie and I had yet to bear our part, was the potato planting, ... [Read more]

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Large Estates Once Lined Water's Edge

At the turn of the century, Santa Cruz was called the "Newport of the Pacific," because the row of mansions along West Cliff Drive resembled Newport, R.I.

West Cliff Drive between the 1893 railroad depot and the lighthouse was once known as ..." [More]

Excerpted from West Cliff -- Millionaires' Row by Ross Eric Gibson