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Public Art in Santa Cruz, by Jessica Teeter
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Santa Cruz had art long before it had an Art League and a Gallery. [Read more]

The life size wax figures of Jesus and his disciples at the last supper were created by Harry Lisbon, plaster ... [Read more]

Cor de Gavere's early life had the aura of a tragic fairy tale. She was born in Java, where her ... [Read more]

Frank L. Heath courted Lillian Dake Storey during painting trips around Santa Cruz County back in the 1890s. [Read more]

The Santa Cruz Daily Surf reports on May 5, 1893 (p. 3) that: [Read more]

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Castro Family Was Among Few to Retain Land Grants When Yankees Took Over California

Santa Cruz County, like California, underwent a massive transformation in the mid-19th century as the Mexican government turned over control of the territory to the United States. Within a few decades, California communities, like Santa Cruz, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Rafael Castro's Rancho Aptos was Oldest Land Grant to Remain Under Mexican Ownership by Jim Johnson