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Today the Miss California Pageant emphasizes its scholarship [Read more]

A Walk Through Time: Fred Swanton, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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The late 1800s brought a major change in the economic base of Santa Cruz County. Intense lumbering had all but ... [Read more]

Santa Cruz's towering redwoods helped attract the fledgling movie industry to town and served as the backdrop for some of ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz Wharf, by Ross Eric Gibson
The 80-year-old Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf has been undergoing its first face lift in 30 years. The past few years ... [Read more]

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Fred W. Swanton grew up in Santa Cruz and attended Heald's Business College in San Francisco. His career was that ... [Read more]

By October of 1906, Fred Swanton began construction of a new casino designed by local architect, William Weeks. The photo ... [Read more]

Tent City was located on Beach Street, opposite the Casino. It provided less expensive accommodations than those available at the ... [Read more]

Pacific Ocean Park in Santa Monica, Nu-Pike in Long Beach, Playland in San Francisco, Belmont Park in San Diego - ... [Read more]

There was a glare of sunshine, and the air had a different [Read more]

In 1894, fire gutted the heart of downtown Santa Cruz north and south of Cooper Street. City fathers decided to ... [Read more]

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Joseph "Joe" Smallwood was an African-American pioneer of Santa Cruz County, who was instrumental in leading the civil rights movement in the days before the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation.

Smallwood, a barber by trade, was born in Maryland on June 11, 1814 to parents who were ex-slaves, having been ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Joseph Smallwood by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow