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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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The first redwood tree (Sequoia Sempervirens) seen by a white man was on the Corrallitos Creek, in what is now Santa Cruz County, in October 1769, by members of the Portola Expedition. (62:480) One hundred years later redwood lumbering was Santa Cruz County's largest business. (46:192-197) In ..." [More]

Excerpted from Felling the Giants by Stephen Michael Payne