Santa Cruz County History - Articles

Browsing Local History Articles tagged "bears"

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]

Search Local History Articles

» Browse by Author

Explore Santa Cruz County History!

Newspapers of the time called Milton (Milt) Besse "the most effective man to hold the important office of sheriff in the history of Santa Cruz." During his ten years in the sheriff's office, he streamlined the department, added more deputies, and raised the standards of employee acceptability and accountability. When ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Sheriff Milton Besse by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow