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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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Today, as the city of Santa Cruz decides its fate, the famous Pogonip Clubhouse stands vacant on a panoramic site of 614 acres.

Pogonip, once named among the nation's top scenic golf courses, also had polo grounds that headquartered the first United States Women's Polo Association. The club attracted ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Pogonip by Ross Eric Gibson