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The Mystery Spot, by Sharon Yamanaka
The Mystery Spot has been a local Santa Cruz tourist attraction since 1940. During it's heyday the Mystery Spot was ... [Read more]

In 1973,with the discovery of four bodies in Henry Cowell State Park, then District Attorney Peter Chang mumbled a comment ... [Read more]

The Tree Circus, by Sharon Yamanaka
The Tree Circus started as a tourist attraction in Scotts Valley in 1947. It featured sculpted trees, their trunks shaped ... [Read more]

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I have been poking my nose into all sorts of business places for a good many years now, and recently I wandered into one that was new to me. I went into a steam laundry and watched the process of making soiled clothes clean. Perhaps you think there is nothing ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Santa Cruz Laundry (1896)