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Famed Black Panther leader Huey Newton was arrested in Santa Cruz County on May 11, 1978. He was charged with ... [Read more]

Americans of African lineage are a people whose historical legacy is of one bondage. Men and women stolen from their ... [Read more]

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A Walk Through Time: Joseph Smallwood, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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A Walk Through Time: "Uncle" Dave Boffman, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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A demoralized Dave Boffman moved back to town and went to work as a day laborer. He was employed for ... [Read more]

For thirty-six years he lived quietly on a small homestead which was located atop a wooded hill at the end ... [Read more]

Oscar Thomas "O.T." Jackson, by Phil Reader
As a young man, he had cut hair for a number of years at a small barber shop in the ... [Read more]

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"Santa Cruz was originally incorporated as a city in 1866 under a special act of the State Legislature. With the construction of transportation facilities, Santa Cruz became an attraction to tourists because of its fine beaches and beautiful scenery. The San Jose-Capitola Turnpike, constructed about 1870, permitted easier ..." [More]

Excerpted from History of the Sewerage System of the City of Santa Cruz