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De Laveaga Park could be called the Golden Gate Park of Santa Cruz. Sitting on a forested hill to the ... [Read more]

In the 1910's and '20's, audiences around the world were both mesmerized and thrilled by a new technology that put ... [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]

Zoo in Santa Cruz, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
A zoo was once a feature of the Pacheco area of Delaveaga Park beginning around 1912. Some of the animals ... [Read more]

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The original St. George Hotel rose out of the ashes of an 1894 fire, then perished in a 1990 fire. During its life, this luxury hotel was a showplace of art and culture, a civic and community center, and the salvation of downtown Santa Cruz's tourist industry in the 1920s.

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Excerpted from The St. George was a Center of Culture and Art by Ross Eric Gibson