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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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As the result of the Mexican War, Mexico ceded California to the United States in 1846. A territorial government should have been established by the U.S. Congress, but it was not. Congress delayed establishing any civilian government while it struggled with the issues of slavery and the balance of slave ..." [More]

Excerpted from California Government between 1846 and 1851 by Rechs Ann Pedersen