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My Early Childhood Memories: End Notes, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
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My Early Childhood Memories, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
Sarah Hinton Gourley (1849-1940) was seven years old when she arrived in Santa Cruz in 1856. Her memories about the ... [Read more]

My Early Childhood Memories: Part Three, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
Amelia Hinds took me to my first school [1857]. The school was in a small white house. It was a [Read more]

MyEarly Childhood Memories: Part Four, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
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The City of Santa Cruz received its first charter from the State of California in 1876. The charter specified that the City would be governed an elected body consisting of a Mayor and a four-member Common Council.

A City Charter amendment approved at the 3-6-79 election changed Councilmembers terms of ..." [More]

Excerpted from Historical Listing of Mayors, 1876--