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Climbing Golden Mountain, by Geoffrey Dunn
It is the summer of 1885 and three young children are peering into a barbershop on Front Street a few ... [Read more]

Climbing Golden Mountain - 2, by Geoffrey Dunn
Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already ... [Read more]

"The wages of sin. Perhaps in old England a mother awaits in vain the coming of an errant daughter. Perhaps ... [Read more]

It has been said that Whiskey Hill is the spot where the residents of the Pajaro Valley went to quench ... [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]

Chinatown -- Although no traces remain, there is curiosity among many Santa Cruz residents about the location of the city's ... [Read more]

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For almost a score of years the town had slumbered in obscurity--and blessed contentment. Some time before that, it had been a slumbering metropolis with a sawdust ozone, "Whiskey Row," pay days and the red tinged nights that follow. But as the trees fell and were converted into marketable commodity ..." [More]

Excerpted from Us Folks on the Film: A California Mountain Town that has Gone Stark Movie-Mad by Earle Snell