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Situated between the Town of Los Gatos and the City of Santa Cruz, in the central coast counties of California, ... [Read more]

Resorts in the Summit Road Area, 1850-1906, by Stephen Michael Payne
Hotel de Redwood, the first hotel in the Summit area of the Santa Cruz Mountains, was built in 1859, at ... [Read more]

Stagecoach Days in the Mountains, by Stephen Michael Payne
The roads over the Santa Cruz Mountains served not only the settlers and loggers living and working on the summit, ... [Read more]

Stagecoach Days in the Mountains, by Stephen Michael Payne
George Lewis Colegrove was born in the Dundee area of McHenry County, Illinois, on March 29, 1843. When he was ... [Read more]

Josephine Clifford McCrackin, by Stephen Michael Payne
In October and November 1880 a writer, Josephine Wompner Clifford, purchased a total of twenty-six acres for $504 from Lyman ... [Read more]

Felling the Giants, by Stephen Michael Payne
The first redwood tree (Sequoia Sempervirens) seen by a white man was on the Corrallitos Creek, in what is now ... [Read more]

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The devotion of the Summit settlers to their children's education was evidenced by the number of school districts formed over ... [Read more]

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The construction of the Civic Auditorium can be traced to a civic improvement campaign that was initiated in Santa Cruz during the mid-1930s by the then Mayor, C.D. Hinkle. Construction on the Auditorium wasn’t completed until the early months of 1940, but the need for such a building had been ..." [More]

Excerpted from History of the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium by City of Santa Cruz