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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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In order to appreciate the business climate in which this fortune was begun and expanded, it is necessary to understand the economic and demographic impact the Gold Rush had on the development of San Francisco and the whole of central California.

As John S. Hittel wrote in 1882:

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Excerpted from The Gold Rush and the Early Years (1850-1865) by Laurie MacDougall