Santa Cruz County History - Articles


Browsing Local History Articles tagged "farming"

The first 50 years of statehood witnessed continued slow and fitful development on the North Coast. Settlers struggled up the ... [Read more]

Santa Cruz Owes Site to Spud Rush, by Ross Eric Gibson
The clock tower marks the heart of Santa Cruz. But this is hardly an ideal place for a downtown, and ... [Read more]

Dairying in Santa Cruz, by Isabel H. Raymond
Among the astonishingly varied resources of the tract of country known as Santa Cruz County,-a little Cosmos in itself, one ... [Read more]

Large oaks from little acorns grow, a true and an oft repeated saying, applies in the fullness of its meaning ... [Read more]

Planting Potatoes, by Eliza W. Farnham
The great labor of seed-time, in which Geordie and I had yet to bear our part, was the potato planting, ... [Read more]

There were few houses on Mission St. other than farm houses. There were pastures on both sides. The road was ... [Read more]

Search Local History Articles

» Browse by Author

Explore Santa Cruz County History!

SANTA CRUZ -- One of the county's oldest businesses, 145-year-old Salz Leathers, will close by the end of the year.

The landmark business along the San Lorenzo River just north of Highway 1 has been family owned since it was the Kullman-Salz Tannery in 1917. It is the seventh-largest company ..." [More]

Excerpted from Salz Leathers Folds Up Shop: Landmark Business to Close this Year by Heather Boerner