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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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The devotion of the Summit settlers to their children's education was evidenced by the number of school districts formed over this small area of the Santa Cruz Mountains. In all there were six school districts on the mountain. The first district was Summit School, originally housed in a private ..." [More]

Excerpted from Education in the Summit Road Area: 1850-1906 by Stephen Michael Payne