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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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From the Davenport area you can view the annual southern migration of the California gray whale. The gray whale spends the summer in the Bering Sea feeding on small squid and krill. The whales migrate south to spend the winter in the warm lagoons of Baja California, where they mate ..." [More]

Excerpted from Whales Along the Coast of Davenport by Alverda Orlando