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Capitola Hotel's Heyday, by Ross Eric Gibson
In only 25 years, Capitola went from an 1869 campground to home of one of the top seven coastal resort ... [Read more]

Skyland and Highland, by John V. Young
An attempt to find a name signifying a place higher than high accounts for the present name of Skyland, an ... [Read more]

The ranch lands Claus Spreckels purchased in 1872 for about $8l,000 comprised almost all of today's Rio Del Mar (ca. ... [Read more]

A Walk Through Time: Fredrick A. Hihn, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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Felling the Giants, by Stephen Michael Payne
The first redwood tree (Sequoia Sempervirens) seen by a white man was on the Corrallitos Creek, in what is now ... [Read more]

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The clock tower marks the heart of Santa Cruz. But this is hardly an ideal place for a downtown, and came into existence by accident.

The Spanish can't be blamed for its location. These "Flats" were such an inhospitable flood plain that the Spanish never built there after ..." [More]

Excerpted from Santa Cruz Owes Site to Spud Rush by Ross Eric Gibson