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Santa Cruz Owes Site to Spud Rush, by Ross Eric Gibson
The clock tower marks the heart of Santa Cruz. But this is hardly an ideal place for a downtown, and ... [Read more]

The Works Progress Administration (1935-1943) was a U.S. government agency created during the Great Depression to provide jobs for unemployed ... [Read more]

Before flood-control measures were taken by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1959, the San Lorenzo River was Santa Cruz's ... [Read more]

The early evolution of bridge construction in Santa Cruz shows a progression of problem-solving and building techniques. [Read more]

Covered Bridges, by John V. Young
Santa Cruz County has the most covered bridges still standing of any county in the state, all of them deep ... [Read more]

The Soquel Avenue Bridge, by City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department
There have been several bridges previously located at this site. In 1874 a covered bridge was constructed. [Read more]

Water Street Bridge Fact Sheet, by City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department
The Water Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project involved the removal and replacement of the northern half of the bridge and the ... [Read more]

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Santa Cruz was the birthplace of California's temperance movement. But beyond the whiskey-induced revelries of the county alcohol trade lies the more genteel history of the Santa Cruz County wine industry. Its saintly origin was the mission church itself, which planted its vineyards between 1804 and 1807 in what is ..." [More]

Excerpted from A History of Wine Making in the Santa Cruz Mountains by Ross Eric Gibson