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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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"Stories of the World's Oldest Profession in 19th Century Santa Cruz County"

Fallen Angels of Front Street, Part 1

Introduction

Practitioners of the world's oldest profession have always been found on the streets of Santa Cruz County. Neither the denizens of the law, nor the guardians of ..." [More]

Excerpted from Harlots and Whorehouses: Fallen Angels of Front Street, Part 1 by Phil Reader