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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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Eulogized as a man "who handled many millions of dollars without ever losing a cent," William "Uncle Billy" Bias was elected by Santa Cruz residents as County Treasurer for 25 consecutive years. The trust and respect citizens had for Bias was a reflection of his devotion to his job and ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: William H. Bias by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow