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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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Judge Lucas Smith was one of the most colorful men to sit on the bench in Santa Cruz County. He lived a life that would do justice to the talents of any great Hollywood screenwriter.

Born at Wells County, Indiana, he worked on the family farm until the age of ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Judge Lucas Smith by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow