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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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Railroads and streetcars: Like so many isolated communities of the west, the City of Santa Cruz owes much of its early economic development, both industrial and tourist oriented, to the coming of the railroads. In 1870, no rail lines serviced Santa Cruz County. Within the next ten years, however, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Transportation: Railroads and Streetcars by Susan Lehmann