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The Fossil Sea Cow, by Frank Perry
The skeleton is from a fossil sea cow (Dusisiren jordani) that lived in the Santa Cruz area 10 to 12 ... [Read more]

Laura J. F. Hecox, by Frank Perry
From 1869 to 1941 the federal government maintained a white, two-story lighthouse at Santa Cruz. Located near the site of ... [Read more]

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Large Estates Once Lined Water's Edge

At the turn of the century, Santa Cruz was called the "Newport of the Pacific," because the row of mansions along West Cliff Drive resembled Newport, R.I.

West Cliff Drive between the 1893 railroad depot and the lighthouse was once known as ..." [More]

Excerpted from West Cliff -- Millionaires' Row by Ross Eric Gibson