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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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Lumber: The enormous stands of virgin timber found in what would become Santa Cruz County attracted entrepreneurs to the area as early as 1840 when a French Canadian, Francisco Lajeunesse and two Americans, Isaac Graham and Henry Neale made attempts to acquire Rancho Zayante. Graham, a trapper and rifleman, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Industrial Development: Lumber, Lime and cement, Fishing by Susan Lehmann