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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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"Stories of the World's Oldest Profession in 19th Century Santa Cruz County"

Introduction

The town of Watsonville sits nestled in a beautiful pastoral valley alongside the meandering Pajaro River in southern Santa Cruz County.

Agriculture has always been the major industry of the area, but during ..." [More]

Excerpted from Harlots and Whorehouses: Lust in the Valley of El Pajaro, Part 1 by Phil Reader