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Climbing Golden Mountain, by Geoffrey Dunn
It is the summer of 1885 and three young children are peering into a barbershop on Front Street a few ... [Read more]

Climbing Golden Mountain - 2, by Geoffrey Dunn
Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already ... [Read more]

By the time the sun rose on the morning of May 3, 1877, the two bodies dangling from the Water ... [Read more]

On a quiet evening in February of 1942, fifty years ago this coming month, Celestina Batistina Loero, my great grandmother, ... [Read more]

1930 was a big year for professional baseball in Santa Cruz. Trying to spur the local economy in the midst ... [Read more]

The Death of a Poet, by Geoffrey Dunn
A great American poet is dead. William "Bill" Everson, known during much of his career as the Dominican monk Brother ... [Read more]

Autumn, 1975. Kresge College, UCSC. Hot, auspicious. You remember the way he moved, the shuffle of his moccasins against the ... [Read more]

1001 Stagnaros, by Geoffrey Dunn
One of Robert "Big Boy" Stagnaro's earliest childhood memories is of a small hole next to his father's fish market ... [Read more]

Well into his ninth decade, George Lyle Winterhalder still has a sparkle in his eyes and a bit of the ... [Read more]

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There are but a few Chinese in Santa Cruz,
because our people hate them, dread them, despise them.
-Duncan McPherson, 1882

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It is the summer of 1885 and three young children are peering into a barbershop on Front Street a few steps from where ..." [More]

Excerpted from Climbing Golden Mountain by Geoffrey Dunn