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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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It can rightfully be said that Cora Drew was a young lady of exceptional courage and insight, and she would prove it beyond the shadow of a doubt during that desolate spring in 1877.

Her parents were Wallace and Sophia Drew, both natives of Canaan, Somerset County, Maine, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Voices of the Heart: Cora E. Drew, Poetess of the Plague by Phil Reader