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Situated between the Town of Los Gatos and the City of Santa Cruz, in the central coast counties of California, ... [Read more]

Mountain Charley, by John V. Young
Most colorful of Santa Cruz Mountain characters of the pioneer days was Mountain Charley McKiernan, one of the first white ... [Read more]

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Prepared by C. McK. Laizure,
Mining Engineer of the California State Mining Bureau

There has been no commercial production of petroleum in Santa Cruz County, although small seepages of crude oil have been found and a number of wells drilled. According to J. C. Branner, J. F. Newson ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mineral Survey of Santa Cruz County - Petroleum and Potash by C. McK. Laizure