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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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"Maria" was a tough little Irish lass who worked the saloons of Santa Cruz during the wild years of the 1870s. Her colorful lifestyle made her one of the most successful practitioners of the world's oldest profession to ever ply their trade in the county.

Her real name was Mary ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Mary "Maria" McDermott by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow