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The Soquel Avenue Bridge, by City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department
There have been several bridges previously located at this site. In 1874 a covered bridge was constructed. [Read more]

Water Street Bridge Fact Sheet, by City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department
The Water Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project involved the removal and replacement of the northern half of the bridge and the ... [Read more]

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Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already 19 Chinese laundries in the county, employing 70 workers full time. Ten were located in downtown Santa Cruz.

Because most white males felt laundry work beneath their ..." [More]

Excerpted from Climbing Golden Mountain - 2 by Geoffrey Dunn