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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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A demoralized Dave Boffman moved back to town and went to work as a day laborer. He was employed for a time by Elihu Anthony, a local merchant. Anthony, also a Methodist minister, befriended him and was to keep an eye on Boffman's interests so that he would ..." [More]

Excerpted from Uncle Dave's Story: The Life of Ex-Slave Dave Boffman by Phil Reader