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Birds "Invade" Santa Cruz, California, by Santa Cruz Sentinel and Wally Trabing
The film, "The Birds", was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and was based on the story of the same name by ... [Read more]

Cowell Ghost, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
On May 14, 1903, Sarah Agnes Cowell, the youngest daughter of Henry Cowell, was killed in a buggy accident at ... [Read more]

Miss Santa Cruz County, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Zoo in Santa Cruz, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
A zoo was once a feature of the Pacheco area of Delaveaga Park beginning around 1912. Some of the animals ... [Read more]

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"Santa Cruz was originally incorporated as a city in 1866 under a special act of the State Legislature. With the construction of transportation facilities, Santa Cruz became an attraction to tourists because of its fine beaches and beautiful scenery. The San Jose-Capitola Turnpike, constructed about 1870, permitted easier ..." [More]

Excerpted from History of the Sewerage System of the City of Santa Cruz