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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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Summary of Historical Floods

Few records exist of past floods in the San Lorenzo Basin. However, damaging floods are known to have occurred in 1940, 1955 ..." [More]

Excerpted from San Lorenzo River, Boulder Creek - Felton: Past Floods