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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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Blessed with a picturesque mountain setting, abundant natural resources, and an equitable climate, the San Lorenzo Watershed has long attracted human settlement. The early day settlers came here to utilize the available pasture, timber, and limestone resources. Today these uses continue, along with the quarrying of construction ..." [More]

Excerpted from Human Uses of the San Lorenzo River Watershed