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A Walk Through Time: The Hinds Family Children, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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I first met Cora on a dark, rainy night during the month of December, 1992, when her name jumped out ... [Read more]

Perhaps the most ignored aspect of local history has been the health history of our community. It is an important ... [Read more]

Throughout the history of Santa Cruz County and the central coast area there have been an irregularly occurring series of ... [Read more]

The following collection of "verse" appeared in the local press during the Diphtheria epidemic of the late 1870s. They were ... [Read more]

It can rightfully be said that Cora Drew was a young lady of exceptional courage and insight, and she would ... [Read more]

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The City of Santa Cruz received its first charter from the State of California in 1876. The charter specified that the City would be governed an elected body consisting of a Mayor and a four-member Common Council.

A City Charter amendment approved at the 3-6-79 election changed Councilmembers terms of ..." [More]

Excerpted from Historical Listing of Mayors, 1876--