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Few people on the central coast realize they are living on holy ground, in areas first settled as religious retreats. ... [Read more]

Women were granted the right to vote 75 years ago under the 19th amendment, but the fight for that right ... [Read more]

This photo is believed to be from the dedication of the tabernacle on Aug. 31, 1890. Note the absence of ... [Read more]

The Garfield Park Branch Library, at 705 Woodrow Avenue, was one of four Carnegie Libraries built in Santa Cruz, California ... [Read more]

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Today the Miss California Pageant emphasizes its scholarship program, countering protesters who call the pageant a cotillion of debutants, wearing too much makeup and showing too much skin.

Some of those same complaints were lodged against the Miss California Pageant when it originated in Santa Cruz in 1924. It ..." [More]

Excerpted from Too Much Makeup, Too Much Skin: Pageant Protests Go Back to 1924 by Ross Eric Gibson