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Santa Cruz had art long before it had an Art League and a Gallery. [Read more]

This impressive Mission Revival apartment house was built in 1912 with William Bray as architect. It was called Piedmont Court, ... [Read more]

Hugo Hihn, brother of Frederick A. Hihn, had the Flatiron Building constructed in 1859-60, of bricks made right in Santa ... [Read more]

Howden's Castle, by Margaret Koch
Robert Howden's Ben Lomond home was his castle, and his stone castle was his home. He called himself an "everyday ... [Read more]

The Octagon, by Margaret Koch
On March 11, 1882, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors began advertising for plans for a "Hall of Records" ... [Read more]

Frank L. Heath courted Lillian Dake Storey during painting trips around Santa Cruz County back in the 1890s. [Read more]

The following list is an attempt to give the reader an idea of the chronology of public schools that have ... [Read more]

In Watsonville there is an elementary school named for a teacher who once said, "I never knew a child I ... [Read more]

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Before national league franchises, big-screen television, or $1 million commercials, there was hometown hardball. And, for thirty years, baseball was golden.

From the closing decade of the 19th century to the Roaring '20s, baseball exploded into full-fledged status as America's pastime, spreading across the countryside like a wildfire. This was ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hometown Hardball: Local Baseball Heroes Went to Big Cities Bring Back Both Pride and Scandal by Jim Johnson