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A Walk Through Time: Fred Swanton, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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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 late 1800s brought a major change in the economic base of Santa Cruz County. Intense lumbering had all but ... [Read more]

In the 1910's and '20's, audiences around the world were both mesmerized and thrilled by a new technology that put ... [Read more]

The Pogonip, by Ross Eric Gibson
Today, as the city of Santa Cruz decides its fate, the famous Pogonip Clubhouse stands vacant on a panoramic site ... [Read more]

ZaSu Pitts grew up in Santa Cruz. In her book, "Candy Hits" she recalled... [Read more]

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Fred W. Swanton grew up in Santa Cruz and attended Heald's Business College in San Francisco. His career was that ... [Read more]

Pacific Ocean Park in Santa Monica, Nu-Pike in Long Beach, Playland in San Francisco, Belmont Park in San Diego - ... [Read more]

In 1894, fire gutted the heart of downtown Santa Cruz north and south of Cooper Street. City fathers decided to ... [Read more]

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There are but a few Chinese in Santa Cruz,
because our people hate them, dread them, despise them.
-Duncan McPherson, 1882

Part 1

It is the summer of 1885 and three young children are peering into a barbershop on Front Street a few steps from where ..." [More]

Excerpted from Climbing Golden Mountain by Geoffrey Dunn