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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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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