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The Great Santa Cruz Fire of 1894, by Pamela Reynolds
On Saturday night, April 14th, 1894, fire ripped nearly unchecked through part of downtown Santa Cruz, and frantic citizens found ... [Read more]

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Minerva Waterman, who became a librarian through a quirk of fate, ended up serving in that role for 51 years, and in the process became the guiding force behind the development of the Santa Cruz Public Library System.

She worked first as a rural school teacher, but was ..." [More]

Excerpted from The History of the Santa Cruz Public Library System: Part 4-- Minerva Waterman, Librarian 1890--1941 by Margaret Souza