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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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Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already 19 Chinese laundries in the county, employing 70 workers full time. Ten were located in downtown Santa Cruz.

Because most white males felt laundry work beneath their ..." [More]

Excerpted from Climbing Golden Mountain - 2 by Geoffrey Dunn