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In the city of Santa Cruz (California) of the 1850's, the downtown started seeing a growth in commercial type buildings; ... [Read more]

This organization has for fifteen years been a notable institution of Santa Cruz, and for a long time was as ... [Read more]

The Great Santa Cruz Fire of 1894, by Pamela Reynolds
On Saturday night, April 14th, 1894, fire ripped nearly unchecked through part of downtown Santa Cruz, and frantic citizens found ... [Read more]

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There were now three surviving members of the Cowell family, S. H., Isabella and Helen. None of them had married, and they lived together in various combinations, either at the Cowell mansion on Jackson Street in San Francisco (opposite Lafayette Park), or in the Cowell estate on 22 acres in ..." [More]

Excerpted from The S. H. Cowell Years (1911-1955) by Laurie MacDougall