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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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The Public Library, 1881-1904

When the Library was transferred to the City of Santa Cruz, there were about three thousand volumes in the library. Eight hundred seventy-nine volumes were taken from storage in the schoolhouse and moved to the second floor of the City Hall on January 3, 1882. The ..." [More]

Excerpted from The History of the Santa Cruz Public Library System: Part 2-- 1881-1904 by Margaret Souza