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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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"Maria" was a tough little Irish lass who worked the saloons of Santa Cruz during the wild years of the 1870s. Her colorful lifestyle made her one of the most successful practitioners of the world's oldest profession to ever ply their trade in the county.

Her real name was Mary ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Mary "Maria" McDermott by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow