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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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In order to appreciate the business climate in which this fortune was begun and expanded, it is necessary to understand the economic and demographic impact the Gold Rush had on the development of San Francisco and the whole of central California.

As John S. Hittel wrote in 1882:

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Excerpted from The Gold Rush and the Early Years (1850-1865) by Laurie MacDougall