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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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PART 3: THE MASON-HENRY GANG

The next band of Confederate guerrillas to hide out at the mountain camp among the redwoods above Corralitos was the Mason-Henry Gang. This band of cutthroats was led by John Mason and James Henry, two southern boys who hid their depredations behind the semi-respectability ..." [More]

Excerpted from Copperheads--Part 3 by Phil Reader