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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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Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already 19 Chinese laundries in the county, employing 70 workers full time. Ten were located in downtown Santa Cruz.

Because most white males felt laundry work beneath their ..." [More]

Excerpted from Climbing Golden Mountain - 2 by Geoffrey Dunn