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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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"For Santa Cruz, the beginning of water supply development took place in 1792 when the Padres of the Mission Santa Cruz directed the Mission's Indian residents to dig a ditch from the natural springs near the present University of Santa Cruz entrance to the Mission site. That ..." [More]

Excerpted from History of the Santa Cruz City Water Department by Santa Cruz City Water Department