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The Santa Cruz Years (1865-1897), by Laurie MacDougall
By 1865, Henry was in control of a thriving business in San Francisco, with significant assets, including at least a ... [Read more]

Overview, by Susan Lehmann
Years before the gold rush of 1849 brought about the transformation of California, several American adventurers had recognized the potential ... [Read more]

The enormous stands of virgin timber found in what would become Santa Cruz County attracted entrepreneurs to the area as ... [Read more]

Felling the Giants, by Stephen Michael Payne
The first redwood tree (Sequoia Sempervirens) seen by a white man was on the Corrallitos Creek, in what is now ... [Read more]

An experienced tanner, using the palm reader's clairvoyance in reverse, can study the lines and markings on a cowhide as ... [Read more]

I have been poking my nose into all sorts of business places for a good many years now, and recently ... [Read more]

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SANTA CRUZ -- One of the county's oldest businesses, 145-year-old Salz Leathers, will close by the end of the year.

The landmark business along the San Lorenzo River just north of Highway 1 has been family owned since it was the Kullman-Salz Tannery in 1917. It is the seventh-largest company ..." [More]

Excerpted from Salz Leathers Folds Up Shop: Landmark Business to Close this Year by Heather Boerner