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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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Surely back in the mid-to-late 1800's there were many who were looking for new adventures, and with the onset of the California Gold Rush in 1849, many moved west in search of that opportunity. The mass migration brought many an entrepreneur to California in search of a prosperous new life. ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: William Waddell by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow