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The Rise and Fall of Holy City, by John V. Young
Holy City, on the old Santa Cruz Highway a little north of the Summit, was a Johnny-come-lately to the ranks ... [Read more]

Skyland and Highland, by John V. Young
An attempt to find a name signifying a place higher than high accounts for the present name of Skyland, an ... [Read more]

Covered Bridges, by John V. Young
Santa Cruz County has the most covered bridges still standing of any county in the state, all of them deep ... [Read more]

Mountain Charley, by John V. Young
Most colorful of Santa Cruz Mountain characters of the pioneer days was Mountain Charley McKiernan, one of the first white ... [Read more]

The stage for Santa Cruz, on Thursday last, containing eight or nine passengers, upset about a mile beyond Mountain Charley's, ... [Read more]

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In order to appreciate the business climate in which this fortune was begun and expanded, it is necessary to understand the economic and demographic impact the Gold Rush had on the development of San Francisco and the whole of central California.

As John S. Hittel wrote in 1882:

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Excerpted from The Gold Rush and the Early Years (1850-1865) by Laurie MacDougall