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Construction activities atop Mission Hill in Santa Cruz began in 1792 with construction of the adobe convento, 64 varas (176 ... [Read more]

Following Fr. Jose Antonio Suarez Del Real's departure for Mexico in 1845, other priests, including Anzar of Mission San Juan ... [Read more]

New construction activities on the site of Holy Cross Church are expected to involve considerable earth disturbance in and around ... [Read more]

Two weeks after her marriage in 1876, Mary Hallock Foote reluctantly journeyed west with her new husband. It was with ... [Read more]

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Fred Swanton's boardwalk dates from 1904, but few know that he created his boardwalk on top of another, which makes it the oldest boardwalk in the West. Had it not been for a war and a divorce, the beachfront resort facilities might not have developed as early as they did.

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Excerpted from A First in Hot Bathing -- How a War and a Divorce Figured in the Birth of the Boardwalk in 1868 by Ross Eric Gibson