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On Location in Santa Cruz County is an extensive list of films shot entirely or partially in Santa Cruz County, ... [Read more]

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Bret Harte in "The Movies", by Josephine Clifford McCrackin
Among the most sacredly guarded of my few treasures are two bound volumes of the Overland Monthly, the magazine that ... [Read more]

On Location in Santa Cruz, by Lisa Jensen
With Jane Seymour in the foreground, it's hard to pay attention to the background. But those of you who were ... [Read more]

For almost a score of years the town had slumbered in obscurity--and blessed contentment. Some time before that, it had ... [Read more]

ZaSu Pitts: Actress 1898-1963, by Barbara Giffen
A career actress who successfully made the transition from silent movies to talking pictures to television, ZaSu Pitts appeared in ... [Read more]

ZaSu Pitts grew up in Santa Cruz. In her book, "Candy Hits" she recalled... [Read more]

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"Stories of the World's Oldest Profession in 19th Century Santa Cruz County"

The Brothels of Whiskey Hill

It has been said that Whiskey Hill is the spot where the residents of the Pajaro Valley went to quench their thirst and this does indeed seem to be the case.

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Excerpted from Harlots and Whorehouses: Lust in the Valley of El Pajaro, Part 2 by Phil Reader