Santa Cruz County History - Articles


Browsing Local History Articles by "Allen Collins"

"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell ... [Read more]

The ranch lands Claus Spreckels purchased in 1872 for about $8l,000 comprised almost all of today's Rio Del Mar (ca. ... [Read more]

Search Local History Articles

» Browse by Author

Explore Santa Cruz County History!

This is part of The History of Floods on the San Lorenzo River in the City of Santa Cruz.

In addition to quantitative measurements, (see Table) the public reaction as found in newspaper stories is another good way to compare the levels and severity of different floods. ..." [More]

Excerpted from Degree of Damage and Public Reaction to Floods by Daniel McMahon