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History of the Santa Cruz Harbor, by Santa Cruz Port District
The Santa Cruz Port District was formed in 1950 by election of the people for the purpose of developing harbor ... [Read more]

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By the time the sun rose on the morning of May 3, 1877, the two bodies dangling from the Water Street Bridge were already stiff from rigor mortis. A large crowd had gathered on the banks of the San Lorenzo River to gape at the hanging corpses, victims of an ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hanging on the Water Street Bridge: A Santa Cruz Lynching by Geoffrey Dunn