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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 the 1890s, the castle-like Sea Beach Hotel was listed among the state's top seven coastal resorts, in a sprawling style of Victorian construction called ''rambles.'' These included the ''Piedmont'', ''Cliff House'', ''10 Capitola'', ''Del Monte'', ''Manhattan Beach'' and ''Coronado.'' The Sea Beach gardens were an equal landmark to ..." [More]

Excerpted from Sea Beach Hotel and Its Gardens were Equal Landmarks by Ross Eric Gibson