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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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Prepared by C. McK. Laizure,
Mining Engineer of the California State Mining Bureau

Gold occurs in Santa Cruz County in auriferous black sand deposits, in placer deposits in a number of creeks and gulches on the sides of Ben Lomond Mountain, and in small quartz seams on Ben ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mineral Survey of Santa Cruz County - Gold by C. McK. Laizure