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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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Large Estates Once Lined Water's Edge

At the turn of the century, Santa Cruz was called the "Newport of the Pacific," because the row of mansions along West Cliff Drive resembled Newport, R.I.

West Cliff Drive between the 1893 railroad depot and the lighthouse was once known as ..." [More]

Excerpted from West Cliff -- Millionaires' Row by Ross Eric Gibson