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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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For almost a score of years the town had slumbered in obscurity--and blessed contentment. Some time before that, it had been a slumbering metropolis with a sawdust ozone, "Whiskey Row," pay days and the red tinged nights that follow. But as the trees fell and were converted into marketable commodity ..." [More]

Excerpted from Us Folks on the Film: A California Mountain Town that has Gone Stark Movie-Mad by Earle Snell