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History of the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, by Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District
Public transportation in Santa Cruz County began in 1875 with inauguration of a single horsecar line from the intersection of ... [Read more]

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Santa Cruz's towering redwoods helped attract the fledgling movie industry to town and served as the backdrop for some of the first westerns to portray cowboys as good-hearted, chivalrous pioneers.

Movies were only a penny arcade novelty in April 1896 when Thomas Edison debuted his projected "filmstrip" motion pictures ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hollywood Came to Santa Cruz: Huge Redwoods Seen as Western Backdrops by Ross Eric Gibson