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Most discussions about Santa Cruz County's North Coast emphasize the scenic natural beauty of the coastline, and indeed some aspects ... [Read more]

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

he deposits of asphaltic and bituminous rock in Santa Cruz County have long been known and utilized. The material is ... [Read more]

There are extensive stretches along the coast of California where the heavier constituents of the beach sands have been concentrated ... [Read more]

In an effort to develop the industrial future of Santa Cruz, and recogniz[ing] the importance of building our industries from ... [Read more]

There has been no commercial production of petroleum in Santa Cruz County, although small seepages of crude oil have been ... [Read more]

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Surely back in the mid-to-late 1800's there were many who were looking for new adventures, and with the onset of the California Gold Rush in 1849, many moved west in search of that opportunity. The mass migration brought many an entrepreneur to California in search of a prosperous new life. ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: William Waddell by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow