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One of the county's oldest businesses, 145-year-old Salz Leathers, will close by the end of the year. [Read more]

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Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already 19 Chinese laundries in the county, employing 70 workers full time. Ten were located in downtown Santa Cruz.

Because most white males felt laundry work beneath their ..." [More]

Excerpted from Climbing Golden Mountain - 2 by Geoffrey Dunn