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A Walk Through Time: Fred Swanton, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow[Read more]
San Lorenzo Once was Full of Fish: The River was Santa Cruz's No. 2 Tourist Draw, by Ross Eric GibsonBefore flood-control measures were taken by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1959, the San Lorenzo River was Santa Cruz's ... [Read more]
Resort and Recreation Development: Waterfront, beach, and boardwalk, by Susan LehmannThe late 1800s brought a major change in the economic base of Santa Cruz County. Intense lumbering had all but ... [Read more]
Early Film Studios in Santa Cruz County, by Ann YoungIn 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 GibsonToday, as the city of Santa Cruz decides its fate, the famous Pogonip Clubhouse stands vacant on a panoramic site ... [Read more] Read more]
A First in Hot Bathing -- How a War and a Divorce Figured in the Birth of the Boardwalk in 1868, by Ross Eric Gibson[Read more] Read more]
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: Survival of the Funnest, by Andrew SchiffrinPacific Ocean Park in Santa Monica, Nu-Pike in Long Beach, Playland in San Francisco, Belmont Park in San Diego - ... [Read more]
Water Carnival was Social Event of the Season in 1890s, by Ross Eric GibsonIn 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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This is part of The History of Floods on the San Lorenzo River in the City of Santa Cruz.
Excerpted from Degree of Damage and Public Reaction to Floods by Daniel McMahon