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In the development of the West, the transition from frontier outpost to city or town was said to have taken ... [Read more]

Overview, by Susan Lehmann
Years before the gold rush of 1849 brought about the transformation of California, several American adventurers had recognized the potential ... [Read more]

The enormous stands of virgin timber found in what would become Santa Cruz County attracted entrepreneurs to the area as ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz County tanning industry had its start [in] 1843 when Paul Sweet built a tannery on the San ... [Read more]

The late 1800s brought a major change in the economic base of Santa Cruz County. Intense lumbering had all but ... [Read more]

Although the Boardwalk was the primary commercial endeavor to capitalize on tourism at the beach, no history of Santa Cruz ... [Read more]

As discussed in an earlier section, the Santa Cruz Mission and its satellite properties (including the Mission gardens, orchard and ... [Read more]

Chinatown -- Although no traces remain, there is curiosity among many Santa Cruz residents about the location of the city's ... [Read more]

The wealth of natural resources in Santa Cruz County was obvious to the first pioneers in the area. A major ... [Read more]

Like so many isolated communities of the west, the City of Santa Cruz owes much of its early economic development, ... [Read more]

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Edited by Keith and Dee Kraft

We took a boat to Alviso. Uncle Elihu Anthony met us there with two horses and a rockaway, [7] and brought us over the mountains by way of San Jose and Soquel to his home on Water Street.

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Excerpted from My Early Childhood Memories: Part Two