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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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There are but a few Chinese in Santa Cruz,
because our people hate them, dread them, despise them.
-Duncan McPherson, 1882

Part 1

It is the summer of 1885 and three young children are peering into a barbershop on Front Street a few steps from where ..." [More]

Excerpted from Climbing Golden Mountain by Geoffrey Dunn