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The first reference to a jail in Santa Cruz was on Mission Hill where Emmett and School Streets are presently ... [Read more]

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By the time the sun rose on the morning of May 3, 1877, the two bodies dangling from the Water Street Bridge were already stiff from rigor mortis. A large crowd had gathered on the banks of the San Lorenzo River to gape at the hanging corpses, victims of an ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hanging on the Water Street Bridge: A Santa Cruz Lynching by Geoffrey Dunn