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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]

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Ex-Mission Santa Cruz became Holy Cross

Following Fr. Jose Antonio Suarez Del Real's departure for Mexico in 1845, other priests, including Anzar of Mission San Juan Bautista, administered the sacraments at Ex-Mission Santa Cruz from a distance (Real to Pico 1845 CASF). From 1851 until 1854 Fr. Francisco Llebaria officiated. ..." [More]

Excerpted from Construction Chronology of the Site of Holy Cross Church: Ex-Mission Santa Cruz became Holy Cross by Edna E. Kimbro