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The other early industry, one that will have a direct bearing on the Coast Dairies story, involved the huge limestone ... [Read more]

Since the 1860s, geologists had been confidently predicting that there was oil on the North Coast. The early years were ... [Read more]

Blessed with a picturesque mountain setting, abundant natural resources, and an equitable climate, the San Lorenzo Watershed has long attracted ... [Read more]

Before flood-control measures were taken by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1959, the San Lorenzo River was Santa Cruz's ... [Read more]

The enormous stands of virgin timber found in what would become Santa Cruz County attracted entrepreneurs to the area as ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz Wharf, by Ross Eric Gibson
The 80-year-old Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf has been undergoing its first face lift in 30 years. The past few years ... [Read more]

1001 Stagnaros, by Geoffrey Dunn
One of Robert "Big Boy" Stagnaro's earliest childhood memories is of a small hole next to his father's fish market ... [Read more]

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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; boarding houses, shops, restaurants, drug stores, tanneries, etc. Though fires were not uncommon, they rarely destroyed more than one piece of property at a time.

In 1857, the Santa Cruz ..." [More]

Excerpted from More Than 100 Years of Service: A Brief History of the Santa Cruz Fire Department by Jerry Ochoa