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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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On Saturday night, April 14th, 1894, fire ripped nearly unchecked through part of downtown Santa Cruz, and frantic citizens found they could do little more than haul as many possessions as they could carry to safety.

That afternoon a main water gate at the reservoir had burst. The water supply ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Great Santa Cruz Fire of 1894 by Pamela Reynolds