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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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"Maria" was a tough little Irish lass who worked the saloons of Santa Cruz during the wild years of the 1870s. Her colorful lifestyle made her one of the most successful practitioners of the world's oldest profession to ever ply their trade in the county.

Her real name was Mary ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Mary "Maria" McDermott by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow