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The Fossil Sea Cow, by Frank Perry
The skeleton is from a fossil sea cow (Dusisiren jordani) that lived in the Santa Cruz area 10 to 12 ... [Read more]

In 1991, Laurie C. Van De Werfhorst, along with other students in Field Methods in Archaeology Class of De Anza ... [Read more]

For thousands of years until a mere one hundred fifty years ago, Santa Cruz and its surrounding lands were the ... [Read more]

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"For Santa Cruz, the beginning of water supply development took place in 1792 when the Padres of the Mission Santa Cruz directed the Mission's Indian residents to dig a ditch from the natural springs near the present University of Santa Cruz entrance to the Mission site. That ..." [More]

Excerpted from History of the Santa Cruz City Water Department by Santa Cruz City Water Department