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he deposits of asphaltic and bituminous rock in Santa Cruz County have long been known and utilized. The material is ... [Read more]

Gold occurs in Santa Cruz County in auriferous black sand deposits, in placer deposits in a number of creeks and ... [Read more]

Granite has been quarried from Ben Lomond Mountain in the past. The rock, which is classified as quartz diorite, is ... [Read more]

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Most colorful of Santa Cruz Mountain characters of the pioneer days was Mountain Charley McKiernan, one of the first white settlers in the region. Hunter, rancher, teamster, road-builder and stage-line operator, McKieman was said to be the idol of every small boy who grew up in the region. According to ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mountain Charley by John V. Young