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This photo is believed to be from the dedication of the tabernacle on Aug. 31, 1890. Note the absence of ... [Read more]

The downtown area of the City of Santa Cruz has been located in the floodplain of the San Lorenzo River ... [Read more]

In addition to quantitative measurements, (see Table) the public reaction as found in newspaper stories is another good way to ... [Read more]

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The San Lorenzo River drains a watershed of approximately 138 square miles, and drops from an elevation of 2900 ft. ... [Read more]

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The structure that is now the Felton Branch Library was built as the Presbyterian Church in Felton in 1893. It ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz Public Library (now Libraries) received four grants from the Carnegie Corporation, between 1903 and 1921, for the ... [Read more]

The Garfield Park Branch Library, at 705 Woodrow Avenue, was one of four Carnegie Libraries built in Santa Cruz, California ... [Read more]

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We are fortunate so far that the 1995 storms are nowhere near the disastrous floods of 1982, or the flood of the century in 1955. That flood was not caused by a storm, but by a gentle rain, which continued for a week, until the downtown basin began filling up ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Christmas Flood of '55: Gentle Rain Inundated Santa Cruz by Ross Eric Gibson