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When the former Yugoslavia bleeds, Watsonville aches. The war is far away, in a region smaller than the state of ... [Read more]

Climbing Golden Mountain, by Geoffrey Dunn
It is the summer of 1885 and three young children are peering into a barbershop on Front Street a few ... [Read more]

Climbing Golden Mountain - 2, by Geoffrey Dunn
Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already ... [Read more]

This short history of the Watsonville Japanese-American Citizens League has been prepared to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the organization's ... [Read more]

This eve of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, is a good time to recall the small but active group ... [Read more]

Nihon Bunka/Japanese Culture: One Hundred Years in the Pajaro Valley, by Jane W. Borg and Kathy McKenzie Nichols
No records are known to exist that precisely pinpoint the date that the Japanese came to the Pajaro Valley. It ... [Read more]

Nihon Bunka/Japanese Culture: One Hundred Years in the Pajaro Valley, by Jane W. Borg and Kathy McKenzie Nichols
Agriculture brought pioneer Japanese immigrants to the Pajaro Valley one hundred years ago. A century later, agriculture is still the ... [Read more]

Nihon Bunka/Japanese Culture: One Hundred Years in the Pajaro Valley, by Jane W. Borg and Kathy McKenzie Nichols
Japan's fateful decision to drop bombs on Pearl Harbor did more than destroy ships and planes - it also exploded ... [Read more]

Nihon Bunka/Japanese Culture: One Hundred Years in the Pajaro Valley, by Jane W. Borg and Kathy McKenzie Nichols
The Issei had come to the Pajaro Valley with dreams of a new land where they could prosper. Now, after ... [Read more]

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In the Library's collection of historical pamphlets is an Advertisement from the Southern Pacific railroad company. [Read more]

Chinatown -- Although no traces remain, there is curiosity among many Santa Cruz residents about the location of the city's ... [Read more]

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[The following article appeared in the Santa Cruz Evening News, September 14, 1921. pg. 3 col. 3. The photograph is from the Library's photograph collection.]

The idea of the Bango club originated at a meeting held in a room opening out of Mr. Effey's jewelry store on ..." [More]

Excerpted from Reminiscences of Old Bango Club by Thomas Dykes Beasley