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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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There were now three surviving members of the Cowell family, S. H., Isabella and Helen. None of them had married, and they lived together in various combinations, either at the Cowell mansion on Jackson Street in San Francisco (opposite Lafayette Park), or in the Cowell estate on 22 acres in ..." [More]

Excerpted from The S. H. Cowell Years (1911-1955) by Laurie MacDougall