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The Home Ranch of the Cowells, by Josephine Clifford McCrackin
The Gate through which we drove had been put up in 1854, and every pointed paling brought from San Francisco, ... [Read more]

To hesitate, is to be lost. I wanted to claim that this beautiful home belonged to Santa Cruz; hesitated a ... [Read more]

Bret Harte in "The Movies", by Josephine Clifford McCrackin
Among the most sacredly guarded of my few treasures are two bound volumes of the Overland Monthly, the magazine that ... [Read more]

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Years before the gold rush of 1849 brought about the transformation of California, several American adventurers had recognized the potential for development of Santa Cruz County's abundant natural resources. Known to the Mexican authorities as "foreigners," these men established the first industries in what was to become Santa Cruz County.

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Excerpted from Overview by Susan Lehmann