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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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In the city of Santa Cruz (California) of the 1850's, the downtown started seeing a growth in commercial type buildings; boarding houses, shops, restaurants, drug stores, tanneries, etc. Though fires were not uncommon, they rarely destroyed more than one piece of property at a time.

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Excerpted from More Than 100 Years of Service: A Brief History of the Santa Cruz Fire Department by Jerry Ochoa