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The National Guard training site for the 250th Coast Artillery Regiment was established in Capitola in 1926. The camp was ... [Read more]

Santa Cruz's Town Clock, by Carmen Morones and Rechs Ann Pedersen
The Town Clock, which towers over the convergence of Pacific Avenue and Water and Front Streets, is actually Santa Cruz's ... [Read more]

Penny University, by Carmen Morones
A trio of professors from the University of California at Santa Cruz started the Penny University in 1974. Page Smith, ... [Read more]

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The Great White Fleet, so-called because the ships were painted white, was a United States naval force of 16,000 men on sixteen battleships, 6 torpedo boats, a hospital ship, and a supply ship. It began a 14-month world cruise in 1907 to prove that the Navy could move easily between ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Great White Fleet Visits Santa Cruz by Rechs Ann Pedersen